Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements

Date: July 2020
Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements

Series Title: State Statutes Series

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2020

File Size: 338 KB

Current Through: 07-31-2020

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This publication discusses States laws that permit, regulate, or prohibit the use of advertising or facilitators in private or independent adoptions in which prospective adoptive parents or birth parents want to make an adoptive placement without the involvement of an agency. Some adoptive parents choose to advertise their interest in adopting, while others may choose to utilize the services of adoption facilitators or intermediaries. This publication presents a general overview of this aspect of child welfare law. Summaries of laws on this topic for all individual States and U.S. territories are available from the State Statutes Search page.

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2020). Use of advertising and facilitators in adoptive placements. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/statutes/advertising/

This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway. While every attempt has been made to be as complete as possible, additional information on these topics may be in other sections of a State's code as well as agency regulations, case law, and informal practices and procedures.

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