Regulation of Private Domestic Adoption Expenses - Massachusetts

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Birth Parent Expenses Allowed

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Birth Parent Expenses Not Allowed

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Allowable Payments for Arranging Adoption

Citation: Ann. Laws Ch. 210, § 11A

Only authorized agents or employees of the Department of Social Services may advertise or accept payment for arranging adoptions.

Allowable Payments for Relinquishing Child

Citation: Ann. Laws Ch. 210, § 11A

It is unlawful for an unauthorized person to accept payment for placing a child for adoption.

Allowable Fees Charged by Department/Agency

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.

Accounting of Expenses Required by Court

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.