Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Minnesota
Use of Advertisement
This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.
Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators
Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 259.21; 259.47; 259.55, Subd. 3
It is unlawful for a person, other than the commissioner of human services or an agency, knowingly to engage in placement activities without being licensed by the commissioner, except for the placement of a child by a birth parent or legal guardian in a preadoptive home. Placement activities include the following:
- Arranging or providing short-term foster care pending an adoptive placement
- Facilitating placement by maintaining a list in any form of birth parents or prospective adoptive parents
- Collecting health and social histories of a birth family
- Conducting an adoption study
- Witnessing consents to an adoption
It is unlawful for any person to give money or anything of value to the birth parent of a child if the person is engaged or has engaged in any placement activity in connection with the adoption of the child.