COUPLES HOPING TO ADOPT



Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children
                                                 
by ABC Adoptions.com

If a child is born in one state, commonly known as the "sending state" and the adoptive family lives in another state, called the "receiving state", the adoption placement must be approved by the ICPC, the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children. All states are members of the ICPC. For the purposes of an adoption, It is illegal to move a child across state lines without meeting the requirements of the ICPC.

The documentation submitted to the ICPC for approval includes the adoptive parents home study, the child's birth information and other health information, biological information on the birth parents, and relinquishment or termination documentation from the birth parents. Documentation for the child and the adopting parents will be forwarded to the ICPC office in the sending state which will forward the documents to the ICPC office in the receiving state. The ICPC offices review the documentations to verify that their state laws have been complied with.

Once approval is has been made, the child can be placed with the adopting family who are from another state. It is not required, but recommended to hire an adoption professional such as  adoption attorney or agency to assist with the ICPC procedures.

Alabama

Alabama Department of Human Resources
Family Services Division, Office of Adoption
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-9500
http://www.dhr.state.al.us/fsd/adopt.asp
fsd@dhr.state.al.us  

Alaska

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Family and Youth Services
PO Box 110630, 130 Seward Street, Room 4F
Juneau, AK 99811-0630
(907) 465-3191
Fax: (907) 465-3397
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dfys

Arizona

Arizona Department of Economic Security
Children, Youth and Families Division
3225 North Central, 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 235-9134
Fax: (602) 351-2271

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of Children and Family Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot S567
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
(501) 682-8556
Fax: (501) 682-8561
http://www.state.ar.us/dhs/chilnfam
marty.nodurfth@mail.state.ar.us  

California

California Department of Social Services
Children and Family Services Division
744 P Street, MS 19-78
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 657-2265
Fax: (916) 323-9266
http://www.childsworld.ca.gov
mwolf@dss.ca.gov  

Colorado

Colorado Department of Human Services
Division of Child Welfare
1575 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-2998
Fax: (303) 866-4629
http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/cyf/cwelfare/cwweb.html
chantal.corr@state.co.us  

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Office of Foster and Adoption Services
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 550-6469
Fax: (860) 566-6726
http://www.state.ct.us/dcf
Sandra.Matlack@po.state.ct.us  

Delaware

Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
Office of Case Management
1825 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 633-2698
Fax: (302) 633-2652
http://www.state.de.us

Florida

Flordia Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 7
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
Fax: (850) 487-4337
samuel_ashdown@dcf.state.fl.us  

Georgia

Georgia Department of Human Resources
Division of Family and Children Services, Office of Adoptions
Two Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 657-3564
Toll Free: (888) 460-2467
http://www.state.ga.us

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Human Services
810 Richards Street, Suite 400
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-5699
Fax: (808) 586-4806

Idaho

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Division of Family and Community Services
PO Box 83720, 450 West State Street
Boise, ID 83720
(208) 334-5500
Fax: (208) 334-6699

Illinois

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Division of Foster Care and Permanency Services
406 East Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1498
(217) 785-2680
Fax: (217) 785-2459


Indiana

Indiana Division of Family and Children
Bureau of Family Protection and Preservation
402 Washington Street, Room W-364
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 232-4769
Fax: (317) 232-4436
http://www.state.in.us/fssa/adoption
ningle@fssa.state.in.us  

Iowa

Iowa Department of Human Services
Adult, Children and Family Services
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5730
Fax: (515) 281-4597
http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/ACFS/ACFS.asp

Kansas

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Children and Family Policy Division
915 SW Harrison, 5th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-4648

Kentucky

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Cabinet For Families and Children
275 East Main Street, 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4826

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Social Services
Office of Community Services
P.O. Box 3318
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 342-2297

Maine

Maine Department of Human Services
Bureau of Child and Family Services
221 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
(207) 287-5060
Fax: (207) 287-5282
Charles.P.Gagnon@state.me.us  

Maryland

Maryland Department of Human Resources
Social Services Administration
311 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-7506
Fax: (410) 333-0922
spettwa@dhr.state.md.us

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Social Services
24 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 748-2374
Fax: (617) 261-7438

Michigan

Michigan Family Independence Agency
Child and Family Services Administration
P. O. Box 30037
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 335-6158
Fax: (517) 373-6177

Minnesota

Minnesota Deparment of Human Services
Children's Services
444 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-2487
Fax: (612) 297-1949
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/childint/programs/Adoption/compact.htm
erin.sullivan-sutton@state.mn.us  

Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Family and Children Services
750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 359-4998
Fax: (601) 359-4978

Missouri

Missouri Department of Social Services
Division of Family Services
PO Box 88, 615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO 65103
(573) 526-5533
http://www.dss.state.mo.us/dfs/icam.htm

Montana
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Child and Family Services Division
P.O. Box 8005
Helena, MT 59604-8005
(406) 444-5917
Fax: (406) 444-5956

Nebraska
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
P. O. Box 95044
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
(402) 471-9308
Fax: (402) 471-9034
chris.hanus@hhss.state.ne.us  

Nevada
Nevada Department of Human Resources
Division of Child and Family Services
711 East Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 684-4400
Fax: (775) 684-4456
http://dcfs.state.nv.us/page20.html

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Division for Children, Youth, and Families
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4708
Fax: (603) 271-4729

New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Youth and Family Services
Capital Center, 7th Floor SE, 50 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-0010
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/adoption/adopt.html

New Mexico

New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department
PO Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
(505) 827-8457
Fax: (505) 827-8433

New York
New York Department of Family Assistance
Office of Children and Family Services
40 North Pearl Street, Riverview Center, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12243
(518) 474-9406
Fax: (518) 486-6326
anne.furman@dfa.state.ny.us  

North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Social Services, Children's Services Section
325 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5905
(919) 733-9464
http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/c_srv/cserv_comp.htm
linda.wrightson@ncmail.net  

North Dakota
North Dakota Department of Human Services
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 328-4152
Fax: (701) 328-2359
http://www.state.nd.us/humanservices

Ohio
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Office for Children and Families
65 East State Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-4258
Fax: (614) 466-0164
http://www.state.oh.us/odjfs

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
PO Box 25352, 2400 North Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
Fax: (405) 522-2433
linda.foster@okdhs.org

Oregon
Oregon Department of Human Services
State Office for Services to Children and Families
500 Summer Street NE, HRB 2nd Floor South
Salem, OR 97310-1017
(503) 945-5671
http://www.scf.hr.state.or.us/icpc.htm
joanne.noffsinger@state.or.us  

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Office of Children, Youth, and Families
Harrisburg State Hospital, Building 53, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
(717) 772-5506
Fax: (717) 772-6857
larryy@dpw.state.pa.us  

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families
530 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 254-7077
Fax: (401) 254-7099

South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Social Services
PO Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
(803) 898-7360

South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Social Services
Child Protection Services
Kneip Building, 700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
(605) 773-3227
Fax: (605) 773-6834
http://www.state.sd.us/social/cps/interstate.htm
diann.kleinsaser@state.sd.us  

Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Children's Services
436 Sixth Avenue North, Cordell Hull Building, 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1290
(615) 532-5618
Fax: (615) 532-5618

Texas
Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
PO Box 149030, Y-942
Austin, TX 78714-9030
(512) 834-4474
Fax: (512) 834-4476

Utah
Utah State Division of Child and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services
120 North, 200 West, PO Box 45500
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-7107
(801) 538-4100
Fax: (801) 539-3993
http://www.hsdcfs.state.ut.us
mchapman@hs.state.ut.us  

Vermont
Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
103 South Main Street, Osgood III
Waterbury, VT 05671-2401
(802) 241-2141
http://www.state.vt.us/srs/
mbryc@srs.state.vt.us  

Virginia
Virginia Department of Social Services
Division of Social Services
730 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1849
(804) 692-1270
Fax: (804) 786-0455
http://www.dss.state.va.us/family/interstate.html

Washington
Washington Department of Social and Health Services
Children's Administration
PO Box 45711
Olympia, WA 98504-5710
(360) 902-7984
Fax: (360) 902-7903

West Virginia
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Office of Social Services
350 Capitol Street, Room 691
Charleston, WV 25301-3704
(304) 558-1260
Fax: (304) 558-4563
nchalhoub@wvdhhr.org  

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Division of Children and Family Services
Office of Children and Family Services
PO Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
(608) 267-2079
Fax: (608) 264-6750

Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Family Services
2300 Capitol Avenue, Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0490
(307) 777-3570
Fax: (307) 777-7747

Virgin Islands
Program Development & Evaluation
Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
1303 Hospital Building A, Knud Hansen Complex
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802
(340) 774-0930
Fax: (340) 774-3466

District of Columbia
Department of Human Services
District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency
609 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 698-4637
Fax: (202) 727-6881