Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Kansas

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Use of Advertisement

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2123(a)(1), (b)-(c)

Any person who advertises that such person will provide adoption-related services, adopt a child, find an adoptive home for a child, or otherwise place a child for adoption shall state in such advertisement whether or not such person is licensed and if licensed, under what authority such license is issued and in what profession. This provision shall not apply to the Kansas Department for Children and Families or to an individual seeking to adopt a child.

The term 'advertise' means to communicate by newspaper, radio, television, handbills, placards or other print, broadcast, telephone directory, or electronic medium.

Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2123(a)(2)-(3)

No person shall offer to adopt, find a home for, or otherwise place a child as an inducement for a woman to come to such person's maternity center during pregnancy or after delivery.

No person shall offer to adopt, find a home for, or otherwise place a child as an inducement for any parent, guardian, or custodian of a child to place the child in that person's home, institution, or establishment.

These provisions shall not apply to the department, an individual seeking to adopt a child, an agency, or an attorney.