This information is not intended to substitute as, or for, legal advice.
Provides general information on the interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) courtesy of teh AAICPC organization.
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Members throughout the U.S. and Canada who are experienced in the complexities of adoption law as well as interstate and international regulations surrounding adoption.
ICPC and Inter-Jurisdictional Placements
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides a selection of resources on ICPC.
ICPC Receiving State Checklist
Checklist from Adopt Us Kids providing a general overview of what is involved in the ICPC process and what will be required of the adoptive family/their adoption agency during the ICPC process. Please note that each state is different , and the documents required can vary.
ICPC Sending State Checklist
Checklist from Adopt Us Kids providing a general overview of what is involved in the ICPC process and what will be required of the child's social worker during the ICPC process. Please note that each state is different, and he documents can vary.
ICPC State Pages
Provides general information on the ICPC process for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
ICPC: What You Need to Know
Adoption.com breaks down the basics of the ICPC process.
IFAPA Lifebook Pages
Free lifebook families may download and print, courtesy of Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parent Association.
IFAPA Welcome Book Pages
Free welcome book pages families may download and print, courtesy of Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parent Association.
Request a Lifebook volunteer at AFFEC assist you in creating a lifebook for your child.
Lifebooks: Do's and Don'ts
Beth O'Malley provides guidelines for creating a child's lifebook.
Private and Independent Adoptions Under the New ICPC Guidelines
AAICPC answers frequently asked questions about the new ICPC guidelines' effects on private and independent adoptions.
Click the Transition Guidelines to view tips and suggestions for ensuring a smooth transition.
Request a Welcome Book volunteer at AFFEC assist you in creating a welcome book for your child.
What is in the Welcome Book for Foster Children?
Foster Care Q&A shows a sample welcome book.
Writing Up a Safety Plan
Includes a sample safety plan families can use.