135.1. Whether the placement or the adoption takes place in Québec or elsewhere and whether or not the child is domiciled in Québec, any person who
(a) gives or receives or agrees to give or receive, directly or indirectly, a payment or a benefit either for finding a placement or contributing to a placement with a view to adoption, or for obtaining the adoption of a child,
(b) contrary to this Act, places, attempts to place or contributes to the placement of a child with a view to his adoption or contributes to his adoption, or
(c) contrary to this Act, adopts or attempts to adopt a child,
(d) (paragraph repealed);
is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary proceedings, in addition to costs, to a fine of $2 000 to $5 000, in the case of an individual, and to a fine of $5 000 to $10 000, in the case of a corporation.