Maine Revised Statutes

§8204. Individuals placing children for adoption

1. License required.  Any individual who operates a child placing agency shall be subject to the licensing requirements of the department, as specified under this chapter and under chapter 1663. Any individual who advertises himself or holds himself out as placing or finding homes for children for the purpose of adoption, shall be deemed to operate a child placing agency.
[ 1977, c. 515, §3 (NEW) .]
2. License not required.  Any individual who does not advertise himself or hold himself out as placing or finding homes for children for the purpose of adoption, but who places or assists in placing a child for adoption, shall not be deemed to operate a child placing agency and shall not be subject to the licensing requirements of the department, as specified under this chapter and under chapter 1663.
[ 1977, c. 515, §3 (NEW) .]
3. Fees; violation and penalty.  No individual who places or assists in placing a child for adoption shall charge a fee which represents more than the reasonable costs of the services provided.
Violation of this subsection shall be a Class D crime.
[ 1977, c. 515, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 515, §3 (NEW).