7 Tips for Going Through the ICPC Process

The ICPC process is different for each family; however, here are some great tips to keep in mind.

Shelley Skuster July 16, 2018

For many adoptive parents, the process of adopting a child is filled with waiting.

First, they wait to be matched with an expectant parent. Then they wait for the birth or placement of that child. And finally, they wait for paperwork to process so they can bring that child home.

That final stint of waiting while paperwork processes is called the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, better known as the ICPC. As with most adoption situations, the ICPC can look different for different families.

Here are seven tips to keep in mind about the ICPC process:

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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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