Adopting Across State Lines

If you are pursuing an adoption outside of Georgia, your actions will most likely be regulated by the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). The ICPC is applicable to public and private agencies, and some independent adoptions. The State of Georgia reviews ICPC applications to ensure compliance with the legal requirements of both states, and approval of the application must be received prior to placement. Currently, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States Virgin Islands are signatories of ICPC.