A reciprocal State law that governs the movement of
children across state lines for adoption is the Interstate Compact on the
Placement of Children. (ICPC) If a
family is from one state, and the baby they wish to adopt is born in another,
the family travels to the sending state to accept placement of the child.
The adoptive must receive ICPC approval before they can
take the baby out of state/home.
Compliance with ICPC is mandatory.
ICPC offices do not expedite the processing of
Paperwork takes app. seven to 10 business days to process
Adoptive families must plan to travel to sending
state for app. two weeks.
Only one parent is required to stay.
Failing to follow ICPC requirements can jeopardize
the adoption process.
We at Beacon House have been working with the ICPC for
over 20 years. We make ICPC a smooth and easy transition. We obtain all the required documents prior to
the child’s birth and process them . All you have to do is bond and nest with
your new baby while waiting for the paperwork to be approved.
Labels: Adoption 101, Adoption Documents, Domestic Adoption, Just Getting Started, Pre-adoption Education