Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-46-1-21

Sec. 21 . (a) As used in this section, “advertisement” means any communication by any medium within the borders of Indiana, including print advertisements, digital advertisements, radio, television, and outdoor advertising signs.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (e), only a person that is an attorney licensed to practice law in Indiana or a child placing agency licensed under the laws of Indiana may place an advertisement that:

(1) a child is offered or wanted for adoption;  or

(2) the person is able to place, locate, or receive a child for adoption.

(c) A person described in subsection (b) that places an advertisement in Indiana

(1) For an attorney licensed to practice law in Indiana, the person's attorney number.

(2) For a child placing agency licensed under the laws of Indiana, the number on the person's child placing agency license.

(d) A person who knowingly or intentionally violates subsection (b) commits unauthorized adoption advertising, a Level 6 felony.

(e) Subsection (b) may not be enforced against a federal agency or the Indiana department of child services.


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