Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Delaware

Date: July 2020

Use of Advertisement

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 930

Only the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families or a licensed agency may advertise in this State regarding the availability of adoption services or for the placement of a child for the purpose of adoption.

Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, §§ 904; 906; 928

No placement for an identified adoption in which an intermediary has been involved shall be approved. All petitions for adoption shall have an affidavit attached attesting that no intermediary assisted in locating the child.

No person or organization that is in any way connected with an adoption shall receive any remuneration in connection therewith, except for court costs and legal services; provided, however, that the department, licensed agency, or authorized agency may charge a service fee for each adoption in an amount not exceeding the cost of services rendered, to be paid by the adopting parent(s).