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Maine Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
Tit. 18A §9-101, et seq.; No

Who May be Adopted
Any person, minor or adult; only a minor can be placed under guardianship

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
14 years and older

Who may Adopt
Husband and wife jointly, unmarried person, resident or non-resident.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree
1 year may be required at discretion of court

State Agency/COurt
Human Services/Probate

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
Not specified

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