Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Idaho

Date: July 2020

Use of Advertisement

Citation: Ann. Code § 18-1512A

No person or entity shall publish or broadcast on radio or television an advertisement or notice of a child or children offered or wanted for adoption, or claim through such advertisement to have the ability to place, locate, dispose, or receive a child or children for adoption, unless the person or entity is a duly authorized agent or employee of the Department of Health and Welfare or an institution licensed by the department to care for and place children.

This section is not intended to prohibit the following:

  • A licensed attorney from advertising his or her ability to practice or provide services related to the adoption of children
  • Physicians and other health-care providers from assisting or providing natural and adoptive parents with medical care necessary to initiate and complete adoptive placements

Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.