Unregulated Custody Transfers of Adopted Children - Maryland

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Definitions

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Prohibited or Required Actions Regarding Custody

Citation: Fam. Law. § 5-3B-12

Except for a child being placed for adoption with a relative of the child, by blood or marriage within four degrees of affinity or consanguinity under the civil law rule, a parent or grandparent may place a child for adoption only if a petition for adoption is filed in court and the court, by order, sanctions the placement pending final action on the petition.

Exceptions

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Consequences

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