Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements - Nevada

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Use of Advertisement

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 127.283; 127.310(1)

An agency that provides child welfare services or any child-placing agency may publish in any newspaper published in this State or broadcast by television a photograph or any relevant personal information concerning any child who is difficult to place for adoption.

A child-placing agency shall not publish or broadcast any of the following:

  • Any personal information that reveals the identity of the child or his parents
  • A photograph or personal information of a child without the prior approval of the agency having actual custody of the child.

No person or organization other than a licensed child-placing agency may advertise that he or she will place children for adoption or permanent free care; accept, supply, provide, or obtain children for adoption or permanent free care; or cause any advertisement to be disseminated soliciting, requesting, or asking for any child or children for adoption or permanent free care.

A child-placing agency shall include in any advertisement concerning its services a statement that confirms that the child-placing agency holds a valid, unrevoked license and indicates any license number issued to the agency by the Division of Child and Family Services.

The following definitions apply:

  • An 'advertisement' is a communication that originates within this State by any public medium, including, without limitation, a newspaper, periodical, telephone book listing, outdoor advertising, sign, radio, television, or a computerized communication system, including, without limitation, electronic mail, an internet website, or an internet account.
  • An 'internet account' is an account established with an internet-based service that requires a user to input or store information in an electronic device in order to view, create, use, or edit the account information, profile, display, communications, or stored data of the user.

Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 127.240; 127.290(1); 127.285(1)

Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person may place, arrange the placement of, or assist in placing or in arranging the placement of any child for adoption or permanent free care without securing and having in full force a license to operate a child-placing agency. This subsection applies to agents, servants, physicians, and attorneys of parents or guardians as well as to other persons.

This section does not prohibit the following:

  • A parent or guardian from placing, arranging the placement of, or assisting in placing or in arranging the placement of any child for adoption or permanent free care
  • An agency that provides child welfare services from placing, arranging the placement of, or assisting in placing or arranging the placement of any child for adoption or permanent free care
  • A person, including a person acting in his or her professional capacity, from sharing information regarding an adoption, if no money or other valuable consideration is paid

Except as otherwise provided in §§ 127.275 and 127.285, no person who does not have in full force a license to operate a child-placing agency may request or accept, directly or indirectly, any compensation or thing of value for placing, arranging the placement of, or assisting in placing or arranging the placement of any child for adoption.

An attorney may not receive compensation for taking part in finding children for adoption or finding parents to adopt children.