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.


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

One of the Court’s requirements to finalize an interstate adoption is a letter of compliance from the ICPC office. The last document you should send to the ICPC office prior to your final hearing is the post-placement home study; request your letter of compliance upon submitting the post-placement home study and file the letter with the court

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

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