Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children [ICPC]

A uniform law enacted by every state, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands that governs the movement of children in and out of a state for adoption, foster care, relative placement or residential delinquent placement. It also ensures that the placement is not “contrary to the interests of the child” and that applicable laws and policies were followed before the placement is approved by the ICPC offices. The ICPC also provides the “sending agency” with the opportunity to obtain supervision and regular reports on the child’s adjustment and progress in the placement.

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