October 30, 2013 @ 5:59 PM
By Adoption101.com staff
Earlier this week the Chicago Tribune reported on the Illinois Attorney General filing a lawsuit against a California adoption law office (Adoption Network Law Center). The civil lawsuit is based on Internet ads by the law center which appear in Illinois, but which the Attorney General maintains violates Illinois law since the law center is not approved by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to place children for adoption. Although some feel the lawsuit is more posturing than any real effort to limit internet advertising regarding adoption, it will have an interesting impact on adoption if other states follow Illinois’ lead in seeking to curb advertising by out-of-state entities ...
October 21, 2013 @ 4:41 PM
By Adoption101.com staff.
Today, the Reuters News Service published a detailed 5 part story regarding adoption, touching upon independent, agency and international adoption. It focuses on grey market adoption and those who seek to place and obtain children as if a Craigslist commodity. Most frightening is how these stories are real and not a media exaggeration. Adoptive parents planning both domestic and international adoption, via independent or agency adoption, are often solicited via an online media source, offering to place an existing child, or child soon to be born, for adoption and “avoid the laws.” It may be someone seeking an unjust financial gain, or someone who wants to no longer parent a difficult ......