10.7 Proceedings under the Adoption Act


(a) Each petitioner required to file an affidavit pursuant to Section 14 of the Adoption Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 40, par 1517) [750 ILCS 50/14] shall include in such affidavit all costs, expenses, contributions, fees, compensation or other thing of value paid to:

(i) any attorney, partner or associate of the attorney, or any person employed by or under contract to the attorney for any products and services related to locating a child available for adoption, including but not limited to individual consultations, written materials, telephone answering, advertising, and mail solicitations; and

(ii) any person, agency, association, organization, institution, society, partnership or corporation for any products and/or services related to locating a child available for adoption, including, but not limited to individual consultations, written materials, telephone answering, advertising, and mail solicitations.

(b) The following items shall not be included in such affidavit:

(I) the cost of advertising, paid directly to the provider of such advertising by the petitioner;

(ii) the cost of any telephone, telephone service and telephone answering machine installed in the home of each petitioner, the cost of which is paid directly by the petitioner;

(iii) the cost of any commercial telephone answering service, paid directly to the provider of such service by the petitioner;

(iv) the cost of printing, photocopying, photography, postage, and other services involved in mail solicitations, paid directly to the provider of such services by the petitioner;

(v) the cost of adoption classes and seminars, open to the general public and paid for directly by the petitioner;

(vi) the cost of books, magazines, audiotapes, videotapes and other materials available through retail sources purchased by the petitioner from a retail source other than any of the persons or entities listed in parts (a)(i) and (a)(ii) of this Rule; and

(viii) expenses incurred by the petitioner for such petitioner's personal travel, lodging and living expenses.

[Amended November 23, 1992, effective December 1, 1992.]

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