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Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)


Maureen Clifton 

Deputy Compact Administrator

(307)777-3570

What is ICPC? The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is a statutory agreement between all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. The agreement governs the placement of children from one state into another state. It sets forth the requirements that must be met before a child can be placed out of state. The Compact ensures prospective placements are safe and suitable before approval, and it ensures that the individual or entity placing the child remains legally and financially responsible for the child following placement.

The Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC) website is a useful site for information on ICPC regulations and functions.  The Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance website has helpful information about ICAMA.

Common ICPC forms:

ICPC 100A

ICPC 100B