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AACPLL FAQs > Adoption


The following is a list of resources available in the Law Library. It is not exhaustive and is intended only to provide background information for library patrons. It should not be regarded as legal advice.


(See also Guardianship)




Maryland Court Help Center

phone (410-260-1392) and online chat services (https://www.mdcourts.gov/helpcenter/mchc)

8:30 am - 8:00 pm, M -F    




(Also available in library)


Md. Code, Family Law Title 5 Children



     Maryland Rules of Procedure: Title 9Chapters 101 through 113 



     Regulations: COMAR / Code of Maryland Regulations








  • Packets available in Trusts and Adoptions Department - Room 100
  • Sample forms are available in chapter 8 of Maryland family and juvenile law : practice manual and forms and chapter 3, section II in Maryland family law forms in the law library. See list below.   





  • Adoption law : start to finish / Jennifer Fairfax, Harvey Schweitzer, Margaret E. Swain (NBI, Inc., 2014)
    • KFM1304.5 .A92 2014


  • Children and the law : rights & obligations / Thomas A. Jacobs. (Thomson Reuters West, 2012-) Chapter 4.
    • Available on Westlaw in law library.


  • Family law and practice / Arnold H. Rutkin. (Matthew Bender & Company, Inc.) Chapter 64.
    • Available on Lexis in law library.


  • The law of adoption / Margaret C. Jasper. (Oceana, 2008-).
    • Available on Westlaw in law library. 


  • Legal rights of children / Thomas R. Young. (Thomson Reuters West) Chapter 6.
    • Available on Westlaw in law library.


  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender family law. (Thomson Reuters West, 2008-)
    • Available on Westlaw in law library. 


  • Maryland divorce and separation law / editors, John J. Condliffe, Esq. & Debra B. Cruz, Esq. Chapter 6, Section XII. (Maryland State Bar Association).

    • KFM1300 .M37 2023 RES and available on Westlaw in law library.


  • Maryland family and juvenile law : practice manual and forms / Natalie H. Rees. (Data Trace Publishing Company, 2001-) Chapter 8.

    • KFM1294 .R44 2001


  • Maryland family law form finder.
    • Available on Westlaw in law library.


  • Maryland family law forms / Constance K. Putzel, Shelley L. Rothschild et al. (MSBA, 2011). Part V - Practice Manual: Adoption and Guardianship.

    • KFM1294 .M37 2011


  • Practice manual for the Maryland lawyer. 6th Edition, (Maryland State Bar Association, 2023-) Chapter 3.

    • Available on Lexis and Westlaw in law library.  





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