Maine has adopted its version of the Uniform Parentage Act, clarifying who is a legal parent – whether based on intent to parent, marriage, or an adult holding out a child as their own, as well as long term-caretaking and responsibility, or genetics. Both houses of the Maine legislature voted June 30, 2016 to override Governor LePage’s veto in order to pass LD 1017/SP 358, the “Maine Parentage Act,” into law.

Learn more about how the Maine Parentage Act was passed here.