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Article - Family Law


    A court may enter an order for adoption only if:

        (1)    (i)    1.    each of the prospective adoptee’s living parents consents:

                A.    in writing; or

                B.    by failure to timely file notice of objection after being served with a show–cause order in accordance with this subtitle;

                2.    an administrative, executive, or judicial body of a state or other jurisdiction has granted a governmental unit or person other than a parent the power to consent to adoption, and the unit or person consents; or

                3.    parental rights have been terminated in compliance with the laws of a state or other jurisdiction, as described in § 5–3B–04 of this subtitle; and

            (ii)    if the prospective adoptee is at least 10 years old, the prospective adoptee consents; or

        (2)    in accordance with § 5–3B–22 of this subtitle, the court orders adoption without consent otherwise required under this section.

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