Adoption providers are not included in current U.S. trafficking laws
Now, each state has its own laws and licensing regulations. The laws area patchwork and consumers are often not protected by the state they live in. Adoption providers are not included in current U.S. trafficking laws. If a child is illegally procured for an adoption, our law does not apply, and these people can't be prosecuted. Trafficking laws only provide prosecution for people who procure for the purpose of sex or labor. If a consumer has a problem with a provider, he may complain to the state licensing board. Unless the complaint is a licensing issue, the complaint is usually not registered.