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Adoption Glossary of Terms
Adoption Agencies - These are state or country-licensed organizations that help in placing children with prospective adoptive parents. There are four basic types of adoption agencies, including government-run agency, for-profit, non-profit, and not-for-profit. Working through an adoption agency...
Adoption Opportunities Program Grants: Addressing Barriers to Cross-Jurisdictional Placements
One of the FY 2002 funding priorities for the Adoption Opportunities Program grants, administered by the Children's Bureau, is "Addressing Barriers to Cross-Jurisdictional Placements" (2002A.5). The U.S. Children's Bureau has announced its intention to fund the "design and implement a national... Adoption Agencies Sue State Over Out-of-State Mothers' Rights
(The Salt Lake Tribune) Each year, more than 100 expectant mothers from other states travel to Utah to deliver their babies and surrender them to adoption agencies. Their reasons for coming vary -- from the desire to distance themselves from an adoptive family to preferring parents who belong to... Adopting without an agency
Although ‘do it yourself’ may be a recipe for disaster in plumbing jobs or haircuts, independent adoptions may not always be the worst idea ever. In the opinion of many, the advent of independent adoption , also referred to as private adoption, has been a very positive step. In an...
Coming in February: Adopting in the 50 States
January 29, 2010, 6:16 am
Hello Readers! January is already gone. Wow! In February, I'll be starting a series of posts about adopting in the 50 US states. (I may even add the territories.) Starting with Alabama, twice per week, I will post basic information about adoption laws in the state. Before I start, however, some... Deciding to Adopt a Child: Where are You Willing to Go?
September 17, 2007, 5:34 am
How far are you willing to travel to adopt a child? Some people adopt a child in their own city while others travel across the world to meet their child. Thinking through travel issues is an important part of deciding from where to adopt your child. You will also want to consider the laws in each... Adoption Finalization
October 16, 2007, 5:33 am
A very important step in becoming an adoptive parent is the finalization of your adoption. Some adoptive parents skip this step, which is a very bad idea. Until your adoption finalization is completed, you are not your child’s legal parents.
In order to finalize an adoption, you need to comply...
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Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Essential Links. Child Protection Transformation Project; Legislative Mandated Reports; Child Welfare Rule Development; Community Based Care; Interstate Compact for the ...
Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, DCFS
Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is a binding and enforceable contract between two states when a child has the approval to be placed with a family or facility in another state.
Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) The ICPC is a contract among member states and U.S. territories authorizing them to work together to ensure that children who are placed across state lines for foster care or adoption receive adequate protection and support services.