Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children

For any interstate adoption, the adoptive family must obtain interstate compact for the placement of children (ICPC) clearance before taking the child across state lines. The ICPC works through a sending state and a receiving state system of interstate offices [ICPC Offices]. The “purpose of the ICPC is to assure that each child expected to be placed across state lines receives appropriate care, to ensure that both sending and receiving authorities are able to make informed decisions on suitable placements” [ICPC Administrative Code]. A good adoption attorney can advise on the law of the sending or receiving state where the attorney practices and can work with an attorney in the other state to obtain ICPC clearance in order for the adoptive family to bring their baby home.For any interstate adoption, the adoptive family must obtain interstate compact for the placement of children (ICPC) clearance before taking the child across state lines. The ICPC works through a sending state and a receiving state system of interstate offices [ICPC Offices].

The “purpose of the ICPC is to assure that each child expected to be placed across state lines receives appropriate care, to ensure that both sending and receiving authorities are able to make informed decisions on suitable placements” [ICPC Administrative Code].

A good adoption attorney can advise on the law of the sending or receiving state where the attorney practices and can work with an attorney in the other state to obtain ICPC clearance in order for the adoptive family to bring their baby home.

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