Making interjurisdictional placements

Resource guides, checklists, and webinars to help you place and receive children across state and jurisdictional boundaries.

Publications

Agency Readiness Assessment for Interjurisdictional Placements (148 KB PDF)
Self-assessment form focusing on the areas of training, system supports, evaluation, and recruitment.

Dollars and Sense: A Guide to Achieving Adoptions through Public-Private Contracting (264 KB PDF)
Provides information to help make interjurisdictional adoption services work.

Interjurisdictional Placement of Children in the Child Welfare Process: Improving the Process (1.2 MB PDF)
A 2006 report for the Children’s Bureau highlighting the existing barriers to interjurisdictional placements, efforts being undertaken to address those barriers, and suggestions for making improvements.

Key Elements and Strategies for Effective Interjurisdictional Work (2.2 MB PDF)
Strategies and system elements that child welfare professionals have highlighted as being effective ways to support and use interjurisdictional placements in child welfare work, including case studies and tools and capacity-building resources.

Receiving State Checklist: Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC ) (762 KB PDF)
A checklist of things to consider when receiving a child from another state for placement.

Sending State Checklist: Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC ) (466 KB PDF)
A checklist of things to consider when sending children to another state for placement.

Webinars

Building Bridges across State Lines: The Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (ICAMA)
This NRCDR webinar provides to participants a basic understanding of interstate compacts and the ICAMA's role in facilitating states to provide adoption assistance services, especially Medicaid, in interstate cases.