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Category Archives: Interstate Adoption

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ICPC:Sending Agency

Posted in Adoption, Interstate Adoption
Almost any time that you have a multistate adoption, you trigger the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. One way to determine if ICPC is triggered is to determine if the Sending Agency sent, brought, or caused to be sent or brought any child to another party state for the purposes of adoption. Sending… Continue Reading

Interstate Termination of Parental Rights and PKPA and UCCJEA

Posted in Adoption, Interstate Adoption, Termination of Parental Rights
Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) may apply to your termination of parental rights cause of action if an order for visitation and/or custody was entered in another state. You are only required to file a termination of parental rights cause of action if anyone who… Continue Reading

Exception to the South Carolina Rule

Posted in Adoption, Family Law, Interstate Adoption
South Carolina law was amended last year to require all private adoptions of children being placed in South Carolina to be initiated and finalized in South Carolina. I affectionately call it the "South Carolina Rule." The law is explained in this blog post. Section 63-9-1110(5)  of the South Carolina Code of Laws outlines the the family exception to… Continue Reading

AAICPC Website

Posted in Interstate Adoption
This link will take you the AAICPC Website. A map of the United States will appear; select the state to find contact information for the ICPC office and special requirements for that state. South Carolina has nine requirements listed on its page; I have copied them below for your convenience. Special Adoption Information Required in… Continue Reading

Non-resident Adoptions and Judicial Determination

Posted in Adoption, Interstate Adoption
If you are a non-resident  seeking to adopt a child from South Caroina or the non-resident’s attorney, seek South Carolina legal assitance as early in the process as possible. In addition to requiring the couple to comply with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Chilren, South Carolina requires a judicial determination as to wether the couple… Continue Reading

What is ICPC?

Posted in Adoption, Custody, Interstate Adoption
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children(ICPC) is a compact between all 50 state, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. South Carolina’s ICPC statutes are in the Sections 63-9-2200 through 63-9-2290 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended. The compact was instituted among the states to help ensure that… Continue Reading