What are the ICPC safeguards?

The ICPC offers safeguards to all parties involved in the adoption, especially the child.

  • Requires both a home study of the adoptive family and that an evaluation of the interstate placement be completed.
  • Ensures the sending and receiving state's laws and policies are followed before it approves the interstate placement.
  • Assigns responsibility to the sending agency, thus guaranteeing the child's legal and financial protection.
  • Allows the prospective receiving state the opportunity to consent to or deny the adoptive placement.
  • Provides for continual supervision and regular reports on each interstate placement.
  • Ensures the sending agency does not lose legal jurisdiction of the child after moving to the receiving state.