Maine Revised Statutes

§9-301. Petition for adoption and change of name; filing fee

A husband and wife jointly or an unmarried person, resident or nonresident of the State, may petition the Probate Court to adopt a person, regardless of age, and to change that person's name. The fee for filing the petition is $65 plus: [2005, c. 654, §4 (AMD).]

(a).    The fee for a national criminal history record check for noncriminal justice purposes set by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for each prospective adoptive parent who is not the biological parent of the child; and
[ 2001, c. 52, §1 (NEW) .]
(b).    The fee for a state criminal history record check for noncriminal justice purposes established pursuant to Title 25, section 1541, subsection 6 for each prospective adoptive parent who is not the biological parent of the child.
[ 2001, c. 52, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §C7 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 1997, c. 18, §3 (AMD). 1997, c. 18, §6 (AFF). 2001, c. 52, §1 (AMD). 2005, c. 654, §4 (AMD).