Maine Revised Statutes

§553-A. Illegal payment with respect to an adoption

1.   A person is guilty of illegal payment with respect to an adoption if that person:
A. Is the parent of a child or is a person whose consent is required pursuant to Title 18-A, section 9-302 and, in return for placing that child for adoption, intentionally or knowingly solicits or receives monetary payment or other valuable consideration that is not authorized by Title 18-A, section 9-306; or [2015, c. 233, §1 (NEW).]
B. With the intent of adopting a child, intentionally or knowingly provides, or offers to provide, the parent of that child or the person whose consent is required pursuant to Title 18-A, section 9-302 with monetary payment or other valuable consideration that is not authorized by Title 18-A, section 9-306. [2015, c. 233, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2015, c. 233, §1 (NEW) .]
2.   Violation of this section is a Class D crime.
[ 2015, c. 233, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2015, c. 233, §1 (NEW).