Who May Adopt, Be Adopted, or Place a Child for Adoption - Maine

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Who May Adopt

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 18-C, § 9-301

Spouses or unmarried persons jointly or an unmarried person, whether resident or nonresident of the State, may petition the court to adopt a person.

Who May Be Adopted

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 18-C, § 9-301

Any person, regardless of age, may be adopted.

Who May Place a Child for Adoption

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 18-C, § 9-302

The child may be placed by either of the following:

  • The child's parent(s)
  • The person or agency having legal custody or guardianship of the child