Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Maryland

Date: July 2020

Use of Advertisement

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators

Citation: Fam. Law §§ 5-362; 5-3B-32

Except as otherwise provided by law, a person may not charge or receive, from or for a parent or prospective adoptive parent, any compensation for a service in connection with either of the following:

  • Placement of an individual to live with a preadoptive family
  • An agreement for custody in contemplation of adoption

This section does not prohibit payment by an interested person of a reasonable and customary charge or fee for adoption counseling, hospital, legal, or medical services.