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Article - Family Law


    (a)    Promptly after a petition for adoption is filed under this Part III of this subtitle, a juvenile court shall issue a show–cause order that requires the party to whom issued to respond as required under the Maryland Rules.

    (b)    On issuance of a show–cause order as to adoption of a child under this section, a petitioner shall serve the order on:

        (1)    each of the child’s living parents who has not consented to the adoption;

        (2)    each living parent’s last attorney of record in the CINA case; and

        (3)    the child’s last attorney of record in the CINA case.

    (c)    Service under this section shall be:

        (1)    on a parent, by:

            (i)    first–class mail; and

            (ii)    1.    personal service; or

                2.    certified mail, restricted delivery, return receipt requested; and

        (2)    on an attorney, by:

            (i)    personal service; or

            (ii)    certified mail, return receipt requested.

    (d)    Service on a parent under this section shall be attempted as provided in § 5–316(d), (e), and (f) of this subtitle.

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