Maine Revised Statutes

§8206. Preadoptive homes as foster homes

1. Definitions.  As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
A. "Foster home" means a child's home that is a private dwelling where substitute parental care is provided within a family on a regular, 24-hour-a-day, residential basis. [1999, c. 265, §1 (NEW).]
B. "Preadoptive parent" means a person who has entered into an agreement with a licensed private child-placing agency that has certified the person as a potential adoptive parent who will accept a child into care with the intent to adopt that child. [1999, c. 265, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 265, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Home certification.  Pursuant to rules adopted by the department, a licensed private child-placing agency may certify a preadoptive parent's home as a foster home for a child placed in that home awaiting adoption by the preadoptive parent. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are major substantive rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter II-A.
[ 1999, c. 265, §1 (NEW) .]
1999, c. 265, §1 (NEW).