Interstate Adoption Services in Charleston, SC

Adoption Lawyer for Beaufort, SC & Surrounding Communities

For interstate adoption in South Carolina, there is the Interstate Compact on Placement of Children (ICPC). This gives protection to children who are moving from one state to another. This provision is important and requires certain documentation to be followed. Glenn Lister is skilled in providing representation for your interstate adoption case.

What is the Interstate Compact on Placement of Children?
The Interstate Compact on Placement of Children is a contractual agreement between all 50 states, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. This agreement is both a state statute and binding agreement. There are four ICPC placement categories based upon the child’s situation: adoptions (independent, public or private), foster homes (licensed and approved), placement with relatives or parents and residential or group home placements.

What is involved with the Interstate Compact on Placement of Children?
When it comes to having your child come to a state to be adopted there are many procedures and documents that must be fulfilled. Caseworkers from both states will be assigned and a homestudy must be performed. This is one of many procedures that will take place.

ICPC Home Study Materials

  • Cover Letter with Contact Info of the Proposed Placement
  • Case Manager Statement of Interest
  • Court Documents: Child’s Custody Status & Home Study Order
  • Child’s Case Plan, Financial/Medical Plan
  • IV-E eligibility determination
  • Psychological evaluations, medical reports and school reports (if relevant)

Contact Glenn Lister to represent you in your interstate adoption case today!