Legal Question in Family Law in Maryland

Under MD Code, Family Law the parental rights of a ward are terminated; the guardian has the parental power. What rule makes it legal for the guardian to adopt their ward's infant?

Asked on 4/11/13, 8:06 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Sher Wagshal and Sher

The guardian would have to file a petition for adoption and go though that process--there is no "rule" which gives the guardian any "legal right". You should consult an attorney who specializes in adoption law if you want to attempt this.

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Answered on 4/12/13, 7:12 am

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