Interstate Compact On Placement of Children

 

What is the Interstate Compact on Placement of Children, and when does it apply?

All 50 states are parties to the Interstate Compact on Placement of Children (ICPC). The District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands are also parties. The compact establishes uniform procedures for interstate adoption of children, and it implements obligations for those people involved with adoptions. One of the purposes of the act is to assure that every interstate adoptee will receive a full opportunity to be residing in a satisfactory environment.

Both states have to approve the adoption

Both the state where the child is coming from and the state that the child will be residing in are required to examine and approve all documentation in connection with the adoption. The adopting parents are not permitted to bring the child into their state until such time as both states have approved the adoption.

The ICPC has strict requirements and penalties

Whenever an interstate adoption occurs, the ICPC requirements must be followed. A violation of the ICPC could result in a judge vacating an order terminating parental rights along with an adoption.

Avoid delays and added expenses

Christina Campbell is a knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate Atlanta adoption attorney who recognizes the complexities of the ICPC in adoption cases. Adoption laws are different in every state. A seemingly unimportant detail or the absence of a signed document can cause significant delays and additional expenses in the interstate adoption process.

Adopting a child is a legal journey involving a labor of love. You'll want the journey to go as smoothly as possible. She's a great listener. She'll frame your issues for you, and then formulate a plan of action that suits your needs.

Don't hesitate to contact Christina Campbell about any adoption questions.

Remember, one of the greatest gifts that you can give a child is a family!

Contact Christina and the Campbell Law Practice LLC at 404-981-5257, and you can arrange for an adoption consultation.

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