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  •  So if one state has outlawed for-profit adoption (1+ / 0-)
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    agencies, does that mean they remain legal in the other 49?  And what about private lawyers and "brokers" who assist couples...for a not-so-small fee?

    Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

    by earicicle on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 01:14:20 PM PST

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    •  it's state specific (1+ / 0-)
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      and I haven't looked at the laws on a state-by-state basis in a while.  In Illinois, there was a HUGE adoption reform act about five years ago, and the lawyers and "brokers" - ("facilitators" in the biz) are subject to licensing requirements as well.

      In Illinois, btw, it was my experience that by at least the year 2000, healthy, legally available, African American infants did not wait for homes.

      If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

      by marykk on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 01:19:49 PM PST

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