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Article - Family Law


    (a)    Subject to subsection (b) of this section, a juvenile court shall rule on an adoption petition under this Part III of this subtitle promptly but no later than 180 days after the petition is filed.

    (b)    A juvenile court may not enter an order for adoption of a child under this Part III of this subtitle before the later of:

        (1)    30 days after the birth of the child;

        (2)    expiration of the time set for revocation of consent, and not waived, under § 5–339 of this subtitle; or

        (3)    expiration of the time to respond to show–cause orders issued under this subtitle.

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