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A. A birth parent, child-placing agency or attorney shall not represent that a child is, or will be, available for adoption to more than one prospective adoptive family at one time.

B. No person shall:

1. Advertise services for compensation to assist with or effect the placement of a child for adoption or for care in a foster home, except by the Osage Nation Social Services or similar state government department, or a child-placing agency licensed by the Osage Nation or appropriate state or federal government, provided nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit an attorney authorized to practice law in the Osage Nation from the advertisement of legal services related to the adoption of children; or

2. Advertise for women who are pregnant to induce them to place their child upon birth for adoption, except by a child-placing agency licensed in the Osage Nation or appropriate state government or an attorney authorized to practice law in the Osage Nation, provided nothing in this section shall prohibit a person from advertising to solicit a pregnant woman to consider adoptive placement with the person or to locate a child for an adoptive placement into the person’s own home; provided, that such person has received a favorable preplacement home study recommendation in accordance with Osage Nation law which shall be verified by the signed written statement of the person or agency which performed the home study; and, provided, that no money or other thing of value is offered as part of such an inducement.

C. No person shall knowingly publish for circulation within the borders of the Osage Nation an advertisement of any kind in any print, broadcast or electronic medium, including, but not limited to, newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, handbills, radio or television, in violation of this chapter.

D. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a crime punishable by imprisonment in the Tribal Jail not exceeding three years, or by a fine not exceeding Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00), or both. ONCA 22-33, eff. Apr. 25, 2022.