Vermont Statutes Title 15 A. Adoption Act, § 7-105. Prohibited payments related to adoption

(a) Except as otherwise provided in sections 7-103 and 7-104 of this title, a person may not pay or give or offer to pay or give to any other person, or request, receive, or accept any money or anything of value, directly or indirectly, for:

(1) the placement of a minor for adoption;

(2) the consent of a parent, a guardian, or an agency to the adoption of a minor;

(3) the relinquishment of a minor to an agency for the purpose of adoption;  or

(4) the recruitment of nonresident pregnant women to locate in this state for the purpose of relinquishing the child for adoption.

(b) A release from liability from past or future child support is not a violation of this section.


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