Black Market Adoptions

Black Market Adoptions: This term refers to adoptions that do not conform to the established state and federal laws that regulate adoption, and which usually involve the payment of large sums of money to an adopted child's birth parents, an adoption attorney, an adoption facilitator, an adoption agency, or another intermediary, in order to avoid provisions of the law. In many cases, all participants in a black market adoption may be subject to criminal prosecution, as well as there being a possibility that the child will be taken away from the involved adoptive parents and placed for adoption with another set of adoptive parents.