Regulation of Private Domestic Adoption Expenses - Connecticut

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Birth Parent Expenses Allowed

Citation: Gen. Stat. §§ 45a-728; 45a-728c

Counseling of the birth mother shall be required within 72 hours of the birth of the child or as soon as medically possible after the birth. Permissible payment of expenses for birth parent counseling shall include the cost of transportation.

With respect to adoption placement of children who have been identified or located by prospective adoptive parents, payment for the living expenses of the birth mother by the prospective adoptive parents shall be permitted in an amount not to exceed $1,500 or such amount as may be approved in unusual circumstances by the probate court. In addition to the payment of living expenses, payment by the prospective adoptive parents of reasonable telephone charges and maternity clothing expenses of the birth mother shall be permitted.

Birth Parent Expenses Not Allowed

Citation: Gen. Stat. § 45a-728c

Payment to the birth mother for living expenses shall not exceed $1,500, unless approved in unusual circumstances by the court.

Allowable Payments for Arranging Adoption

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Allowable Payments for Relinquishing Child

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Allowable Fees Charged by Department/Agency

Citation: Gen. Stat. § 45a-727(b)

The court may assess the adoptive parent a reasonable fee to cover the cost of making any required investigation.

Accounting of Expenses Required by Court

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.