Maryland Code, Estates and Trusts § 1-208

(a) A child born to parents who have not participated in a marriage ceremony with each other shall be considered to be the child of his mother.

(b) A child born to parents who have not participated in a marriage ceremony with each other shall be considered to be the child of his father only if the father:

(1) Has been judicially determined to be the father in an action brought under the statutes relating to paternity proceedings;

(2) Has acknowledged himself, in writing, to be the father;

(3) Has openly and notoriously recognized the child to be his child;  or

(4) Has subsequently married the mother and has acknowledged himself, orally or in writing, to be the father.


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