Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Louisiana

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Use of Advertisement

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 46:1425(A)

It shall be unlawful for any person or organization other than a licensed child-placing agency or a Louisiana-based crisis pregnancy center to advertise through print or electronic media that it will adopt children or assist in the adoption of children.

Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 14:286(A)(2)-(3)

It shall be unlawful for any person to pay or receive anything of value for the procurement, attempted procurement, or assistance in the procurement of a party to an act of voluntary surrender of a child for adoption, except as specifically provided in Children's Code articles 1200 and 1223 (regarding reasonable medical, administrative, living, or other expenses).

It shall be unlawful for any petitioner; person acting on a petitioner's behalf; agency, attorney, or other intermediary to make or agree to make any disbursements in connection with the adoptive placement, surrender, or adoption of a child, except as specifically provided in Children's Code articles 1200 and 1223.