Experts in out-of-state adoptions
If the baby you wish to adopt lives in a different state from you, the adoption may be subject to the complex and demanding requirements of the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC). These uniform laws have been implemented in all 50 states.
Many matching and placement adoptions and identified adoptions result in interstate adoptions. For an interstate adoption to become finalized by the appropriate Court, you must comply not only with the ICPC but also the laws of both states. With more than 30 years of experience, our board certified adoption attorneys specialize in making sure these requirements are met. That means we have an in-depth working knowledge of:
- The varying home study requirements in each state the ICPC filing requirements for each state
- Each state’s legal restrictions which might cause the adoption plan to be delayed (For example, many states do not allow for payment of facilitator fees.)
- Procedures that assure strict adherence to ICPC rules. (For example, the adoptive parents cannot transport the baby across state lines until approval is received from the ICPC offices. Failure to adhere to this rule may jeopardize the adoption plan.)