Regulation of Private Domestic Adoption Expenses - Delaware

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Birth Parent Expenses Allowed

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 928

The only payments permitted are court costs and legal fees.

Birth Parent Expenses Not Allowed

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 928

No other payment is allowed.

Allowable Payments for Arranging Adoption

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 928

No person or organization shall receive any remuneration in connection with an adoption.

Allowable Payments for Relinquishing Child

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 928

No birth parent shall receive any contribution, fee, subsidy, or compensation from any person or organization for the placement of a child for adoption.

Allowable Fees Charged by Department/Agency

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, §§ 916; 928

Court costs shall be paid by the petitioner. The Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families or a licensed agency may charge a service fee in the amount not to exceed the cost of services rendered.

Accounting of Expenses Required by Court

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 906(10)

An affidavit is to be attached to the adoption petition stating the amount of service fees charged by all agencies and other expenses paid and attesting that no intermediary assisted in locating the child.