Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Maryland
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.