Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Alabama

Date: July 2020

Use of Advertisement

Citation: Ala. Code § 26-10A-36

It shall be unlawful for any person, organization, corporation, partnership, hospital, association, or agency to advertise verbally, through print, electronic media, or otherwise that they will adopt children or assist in the adoption of children or offer anything of value to the parents of a child in violation of § 26-10A-34.

Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators

Citation: Ala. Code §§ 26-10A-22; 26-10A-34

In making adoption arrangements, potential adopting parents and birth parents may obtain counsel to provide legal advice and assistance. However, it shall be unlawful for any person or agency to offer to receive payment for placing, assisting, or arranging a minor placement. Legitimate medical, legal, prenatal, necessary living expenses, or other professional services for the birth mother are allowed.

This section is not intended to cover surrogate motherhood.