Maryland jurisdictions becoming more open to same-sex adoptions

It took Doug and Chris Maulden-Locke eight months to get through pre-adoption background checks and an extensive home study and just 10 days to find a baby to adopt. (Courtesy Zainab Mudallal, Capital News Service)

ZAINAB MUDALLAL, Capital News Service

COLLEGE PARK– It took Doug and Chris Maulden-Locke eight months to get through pre-adoption background checks and an extensive home study and just 10 days to find a baby to adopt. But the same-sex couple wasn’t sure what would happen when they went before a Montgomery County judge in February.

“We were in suits, [our future daughter Mya] was in a dress, the birth mother was there, and the judge said,


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