Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Connecticut

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Use of Advertisement

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 45a-728d

Any birth parent may advertise through any public media in this State for the placement of his or her child for the purpose of adoption.

Any prospective adoptive parent may advertise through any public media in this State for placement of a child into his or her care for the purpose of adoption.

Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators

Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 45a-727; 45a-729

An application for the adoption of a minor child not related to the adoptive parents shall not be accepted by the probate court unless one of the following conditions is met:

  • The adoptee has been placed for adoption by the Commissioner of Children and Families or a child-placing agency.
  • The placement for adoption has been approved by the commissioner or a child-placing agency.
  • The placement requirements of this section have been waived by the Adoption Review Board, as provided in § 45a-764.
  • The application is for adoption of a minor child by a stepparent.
  • The application is for adoption of a child by another person who shares parental responsibility for the child with the parent.

The commissioner or a child-placing agency may place a child in adoption who has been identified or located by a prospective parent, provided any such placement shall be made in accordance with regulations promulgated by the commissioner, pursuant to § 45a-728. If any such placement is not made in accordance with such regulations, the adoption application shall not be approved by the probate court.

Any person who places a child for adoption in violation of § 45a-727 or 45a-764 or assists in such a placement shall be guilty of a class D felony.