CA Fam Code Section 8631

All contracts entered into by an adoption facilitator shall be in writing and, at a minimum, shall include the following:


A statement that the adoption facilitator is not licensed by the State of California as an adoption agency.


A statement disclosing on whose behalf the facilitator is acting.


A statement that the information provided by any party is not confidential but that this waiver of confidentiality shall only apply to the parties to the facilitation contract and any disclosures required by Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 9200) of Part 2 of Division 13.


A statement that the adoption facilitator cannot provide any services for which the facilitator is not properly licensed, such as legal or therapeutic counseling.


A list of all the services that the adoption facilitator is required to provide under the contract.


Notice that for a period of 72 hours after signing the contract any party may revoke the contract, and if a fee has been paid by the prospective adoptive parents, they may, within that 72-hour period, request the return of the fees paid, except for any reasonable fee actually earned by the facilitator that is supported by written record or documentation.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 8631’s source at ca​.gov