ACL 08-09: California Adoption Facilitators Registry (3/20/08)

California requires all Adoption Facilitators to register with the CDSS. (Adoption facilitators put birth mothers in touch with prospective adoptive parents, and are to disclose that they are not adoption agencies.) This ACL discusses the standards for registration, which involves an application and Live Scan. The letter discusses the complaint process, and lists the “no no’s” for facilitators (can’t advertise or photograph children, have even momentary custody of the child to be adopted, or mislead parties that the facilitator is an adoption agency.) [Download]