Arkansas Code Title 9. Family Law § 9-9-211. Report of petitioner's expenditures

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(a) Except as specified in subsection (b) of this section, the petitioner, in any proceeding for the adoption of a minor, shall file, before the petition is heard, a full accounting report in a manner acceptable to the court of all disbursements of anything of value made or agreed to be made by or on behalf of the petitioner in connection with the adoption.  The petitioner shall file a sworn affidavit showing any expenses incurred in connection with:

(1) The birth of the minor;

(2) Placement of the minor with petitioner;

(3) Medical or hospital care received by the mother or by the minor during the mother's prenatal care and confinement;

(4) Services relating to the adoption or to the placement of the minor for adoption which were received by or on behalf of the petitioner, either natural parent of the minor, or any other person;  and

(5) Fees charged by all attorneys involved in the adoption, including those fees charged by out-of-state attorneys.

(b) This section does not apply to an adoption by a stepparent whose spouse is a natural or adoptive parent of the child, or to an adoption where the person to be adopted is an adult, or where the petitioner and the minor are related to each other in the second degree.

(c) The petitioner shall file a signed, sworn affidavit verifying that all expenses as required by this section have been truthfully listed and shall be informed by the court as to the consequences of knowingly making false material statements.

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