Interstate Adoption

When a child is adopted into or from another state

The rules of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) 
The ICPC is  statutory law in all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Before a child born in one state can be taken to another state for the purpose of adoption, both the state where the child was born and the state where the child is going, must give approval.The ICPC applies in all domestic US adoptions, both private and agency.

Is my Wisconsin Home Study valid in other states? 

Adoption Choice Inc. utilizes the Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) model for our home studies.  This model is used by a number of other states and is typically accepted by all states.  The first step is to attend an informational meeting to learn more about the agency and the home study process.  Click here for the schedule of free meetings.
How many post placement visits will I need?
The number of post placement visits and length of post-placement contact is set by the state the child was born in.  In Wisconsin, six post placement visits are required.  Four of the visits will be in your home and two at our offices.  The first visit will happen within the first 30 days of placement.  If the adoption is born in another state and placed with a Wisconsin family, Adoption Choice Inc still has to follow Wisconsin law and conduct in person post placement visits until finalization.
For more information please click here to see how Adoption Choice can help you!