Would you like to adopt a child?  We currently have a very short waiting list.  Contact us at AdoptionServices.org
Home
Quick Find
  About Us  
  FAQ
Interstate Laws
  Interstate Compact
  Indian Child Welfare
International Laws
  Hague Convention
  Child Citizen Act
  Intercountry Act
International Child Adoption
Birth Parents
  FAQ
  Open or Closed
  Agency or Private
  Where to Start
  Selecting an Agency
  Birth Fathers Rights
  Safe and loving home
  Selecting the Family
 Adopting Family
  FAQ
  Types of Adoption
  Requirements
  Waiting Period
  Costs
Please click here to visit our main site at AdoptionServices.org
 InternationalAdoption
  China Adoptions
  Guatemala Adoption
  Russia Adoption
  Privacy 
 
Child Adoption Laws
Interstate Compact Act Child Adoption Interstate Compact Act

Interstate Compact Act


This law covers the adoption of a child born in one state by parents living in a different state.

Interstate Compact Act

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is statutory law in all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Before a child born in one state can be taken to another state for the purpose of adoption, both the state where the child was born and the state where the child is going, must give approval.  Every state has a special office to deal with the ICPC.  The ICPC applies in all domestic US adoptions, both private and agency.

Accordingly, if an adopting family takes custody of a child in state "A", and they live in state "B", they must get approval from both state A and state B before they return to their home in state B with the child.

Your adoption agency or adoption attorney will complete the necessary forms and submit them to both states ICPC offices.  It generally takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to get approval during which time the baby must remain in the state of his/her birth.  Typically, the adopting family will stay with the baby in a motel or with friends or family.

This is an important law that every adopting family needs to be aware of and to follow to the letter.

 

Help for Adopting Families by State
 Alabama  Hawaii  Massachusetts  New Mexico  South Dakota
 Alaska  Idaho  Michigan  New York  Tennessee
 Arizona  Illinois  Minnesota  North Carolina  Texas
 Arkansas  Indiana  Mississippi  North Dakota  Utah
 California  Iowa  Missouri  Ohio  Vermont
 Colorado  Kansas  Montana  Oklahoma  Virginia
 Connecticut  Kentucky  Nebraska  Oregon  Washington
 Delaware  Louisiana  Nevada  Pennsylvania  West Virginia
 Florida  Maine  New Hampshire  Rhode Island  Wisconsin
 Georgia  Maryland  New Jersey  South Carolina  Wyoming
More Adoption Help
Pregnancy
Placing a child for adoption
Parenting
Adopting a child

Cities and Towns in 

 

Contact Us
State Adoption Laws
  Alabama
  Alaska
  Arizona
  Arkansas
  California
  Colorado
  Connecticut
  Delaware
  Florida
  Georgia
  Hawaii
  Idaho
  Illinois
  Indiana
  Iowa
  Kansas
  Kentucky
  Louisiana
  Maine
  Maryland
  Massachusetts
  Michigan
  Minnesota
  Mississippi
  Missouri
  Montana
  Nebraska
  Nevada
  New Hampshire
  New Jersey
  New Mexico
  New York
  North Carolina
  North Dakota
  Ohio
  Oklahoma
  Oregon
  Pennsylvania
  Rhode Island
  South Carolina
  South Dakota
  Tennessee
  Texas
  Utah
  Vermont
  Virginia
  Washington
  West Virginia
  Wisconsin
  Wyoming
Disclaimer
 
Child Adoption

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child Adoption Laws

Child Adoption Laws Child Adoption Laws State Adoption
Adoption LawsState Adoption LawsAdoption State
Child AdoptionChild Adoption