Domestic adoption has been severely impacted
by unlicensed and unregulated baby brokers.
We're on a mission to change that.
The internet has made it difficult for expectant mothers and adoptive parents to find reliable, local, and licensed adoption resources. Most adoption websites showcase photos of smiling babies, heartwarming testimonials, and promises of 24/7 support, but not all belong to licensed adoption providers. Some websites belong to unlicensed adoption brokers (also known as facilitators, intermediaries, advertisers, or marketers) who charge matching fees ranging from $18,000 to $40,000; some belong to out-of-state adoption providers advertising illegally.
It’s hard to tell who's legitimate and who isn't.
NO UNIFORM LAWS OR STANDARDS
The rights and responsibilities of adoptive and expectant parents vary depending on the adoption laws in their state and their adoption professionals' standards. Although most adoption providers act ethically, some, unfortunately, prioritize profit over everything else.
Despite being illegal in most states, unlicensed adoption brokers operate in every state. They arrange adoptions in exchange for a fee without oversight or regulation, often leaving vulnerable pregnant women and hopeful adoptive families at risk for exploitation and without essential adoption support services.
We need federal and state legislators to enact and enforce laws prohibiting unlicensed adoption brokers and deceptive, predatory adoption advertising.