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Consideration of blindness during adoption proceedings
Domestic Relations (DOM) CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 7, TITLE 1
§ 111-d. Consideration of blindness during adoption proceedings. 1.
The court may not deny or decide a petition for adoption solely on the
basis that the petitioner is blind. The blindness of the petitioner
shall be considered relevant only to the extent that the court finds,
based on evidence in the record, that the blindness affects the best
interests of the child whose adoption is the subject of the petition.

2. As used in this section, "blind" or "blindness" means:

a. vision that is 20/200 or less in the best corrected eye; or

b. vision that subtends an angle of not greater than twenty degrees in
the best corrected eye.