CHAPTER 25. OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY
§ 25.09. ADVERTISING FOR PLACEMENT OF CHILD.
person commits an offense if the person advertises in the public
media that the person will place a child for adoption or will
provide or obtain a child for adoption.
(b) This section does not apply to a licensed child-placing
agency that is identified in the advertisement as a licensed
(c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor
unless the person has been convicted previously under this section,
in which event the offense is a felony of the third degree.
(d) In this section:
(1) "Child" has the meaning assigned by Section
101.003, Family Code.
(2) "Public media" has the meaning assigned by Section
38.01. The term also includes communications through the use of the
Internet or another public computer network.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 561, Sec. 31, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.