Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Montana

Date: July 2020

Use of Advertisement

Citation: Ann. Code § 42-7-105(1)(a)

No person, other than the Department of Public Health and Human Services or a licensed child-placing agency, may advertise in any public medium that the person knows of a child who is available for adoption, is willing to accept a child for adoption, or knows of prospective adoptive parents for a child.

Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators

Citation: Ann. Code §§ 42-7-105(1)(b); 52-8-101

No person, other than the department or a licensed child-placing agency, may engage in placement activities. Placement activities include the following:

  • Placement of a child for adoption or foster care
  • Arranging or providing short-term foster care for a child pending an adoptive placement
  • Facilitating placement of a child by maintaining a list, in any form, of birth parents or prospective adoptive or foster parents