Interstate Adoption Case Study

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There’s no question there is difficulty in completing an interstate adoption. This difficulty stems from the United States’ lack of a national adoption system. Rather than an all-inclusive national system, we operate on state systems; plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each of the 52 different adoption systems operating on a state level have their own jurisdiction and criteria for adoption eligibility as well as recruitment processes, and methods of approving and training prospective adoptive families. Interstate adoption, while more difficult than in-state adoption, is a viable option for both individuals and couples. In fact, the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is a federal law, which establishes uniform legal and administrative procedures that govern the interstate placement of children. It is designed to ensure that they receive the same protections and services that would be provided if they were to remain in their home state. The ICPC works directly with your attorney in order to ensure that the barriers that seem to be blocking the way to a successful interstate adoption, are nothing but bumps in the road. In an interstate adoption, there are a number of variables at play that must be watched closely and juggled as necessary. Not only must the ICPC requirements be met, but the legal…show more content…
• Conflicting allowances of certain birth mother expenses. • The required timing for the signing of the surrender or consent and its consequences may vary. There are laws and regulations in place that make interstate adoption an option. Your family law attorney has experience with interstate adoption and knows how to eliminate the barriers. Get in touch with Arizona Family Law Attorneys today to discuss how to get started on your own interstate

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