Maine Revised Statutes

§9-311. Interstate placements

(a).    A person or agency who intends to bring a child to this State from another state for the purpose of adoption must provide to the Probate Court the certification of compliance as required by the department pursuant to Title 22, chapter 1153 or 1154, as applicable.
[ 2007, c. 255, §1 (AMD) .]
(b).    A person or agency who intends to remove a child from this State for the purpose of adoption in another state must obtain from the department certification of compliance with Title 22, chapter 1153 or 1154, as applicable, prior to the removal of the child from this State.
[ 2007, c. 255, §1 (AMD) .]
(c).    The Probate Court may not grant a petition to adopt a child who has been brought to or will be removed from this State for the purpose of adoption without department certification of compliance with Title 22, chapter 1153 or 1154, as applicable.
[ 2007, c. 255, §1 (AMD) .]
(d).    An agency or person who fails to comply with this section commits a civil violation for which a penalty of not less than $100 and not more than $5,000 may be adjudged.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §7 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §C7 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 2007, c. 255, §1 (AMD).