Maine Revised Statutes

§9-312. Foreign adoptions

If an adoption in a foreign country has been finalized and the adopting parents are seeking an adoption under the laws of this State to give recognition to the foreign adoption, a judge of probate may enter a decree of adoption based solely upon a judgment of adoption in a foreign country and may order a change of name if requested by the adopting parents. The fee for filing the petition is $55. [2005, c. 654, §5 (AMD).]

1995, c. 694, §C7 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 2005, c. 654, §5 (AMD).