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Article - Estates and Trusts


    (a)    A child includes:

        (1)    A natural child, an adopted child, and a child to the extent provided in §§ 1–206 through 1–208 of this subtitle; and

        (2)    A child conceived from the genetic material of a person after the death of the person if:

            (i)    The person consented in a written record to use of the person’s genetic material for posthumous conception in accordance with the requirements of § 20–111 of the Health – General Article;

            (ii)    The person consented in a written record to be the parent of a child posthumously conceived using the person’s genetic material;

            (iii)    The child is born within 2 years of the person’s death; and

            (iv)    With respect to any trust, the person was the creator of the trust and the trust became irrevocable on or after October 1, 2012.

    (b)    A child does not include a stepchild, a foster child, or a grandchild or more remote descendant.

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