S552: Limit Who May Advertise/Adoption Laws. Latest Version



AN ACT to limit who may advertise for the adoption of a minor child under the laws pertaining to adoptions.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 48‑10‑101(b) reads as rewritten:

(b)      No one other than a county department of social services, an adoption facilitator, or an services or a child‑placing agency licensed by the Department in this State may advertise in any periodical or newspaper, or by radio, television, or other public medium, that any person or entity will place or accept a child for adoption. For purposes of this section, other public medium includes the use of any computerized system, including electronic mail, Internet site, Internet profile, or any similar medium of communication provided via the Internet.

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.