(a) An individual who applies for search, contact, and reunion services shall execute
a written agreement with a confidential intermediary concerning the provision of search,
contact, and reunion services.
(b)(1)(i) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the confidential
intermediary may charge the individual a reasonable fee for search, contact, and reunion
(ii) The overall amount of fees collected may not exceed the costs of providing the
(2) The confidential intermediary may not charge a director of a local department
who applies for search, contact, and reunion services on behalf of a minor in out-of-home
placement the fee described in paragraph (1) of this subsection.
(c) The confidential intermediary shall promptly:
(1) file the executed agreement with the Director; and
(2) attempt to contact the adopted individual, the biological parent, or the sibling
sought by the applicant.
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