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Article - Family Law


    (a)    Any adult may petition a court for an adoption under this subtitle.

    (b)    A petitioner may petition for adoption of a child 180 days or more after a child placement agency places the child with the petitioner.

    (c)    (1)    If a petitioner under this section is married, the petitioner’s spouse shall join in the petition unless the spouse:

            (i)    is separated from the petitioner under a circumstance that gives the petitioner a ground for annulment or divorce; or

            (ii)    is not competent to join in the petition.

        (2)    If the marital status of a petitioner changes before entry of a final order, the petitioner shall amend the petition accordingly.

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