Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
WHAT IS THE SENDING AGENCY/STATE?
The sending agency/state is a member state, officer or
employee of the member state; a subdivision of a member state, or officer or
employee of the subdivision; a court of a member state; a person, corporation,
association, charitable agency or other entity which sends, brings, or causes
to be sent or brought any child to another member state.
WHAT IS THE RECEIVING STATE?
The receiving state is the state to which the child is
sent, brought, or caused to be sent or brought for placement with state or local
public authorities, or for placement with private agencies or persons.
WHAT IS A PLACEMENT?
A placement is the arrangement for the care of a child in
a foster home or in a child-caring agency or institution, including placement
with a relative, or into a pre-adoptive home.
WHAT TYPES OF INTERSTATE PLACEMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO THE
The ICPC applies to the following:
- Placement preliminary to an adoption (adoptions include placements made by public agencies or birth parents);
- Placement into foster care (foster care placements are those in licensed/approved foster family homes, including homes of relatives;
- Placement with parents and relatives when a parent or relative is not making the placement; and
- Placement into a residential facility, (this form of foster care includes placements into residential treatment centers, group homes and child care institutions;
WHAT TYPES OF INTERSTATE PLACEMENTS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO
- Placements into schools where the primary purpose for the placement is educational;
- Placements into medical and mental facilities;
- Placements made by a child’s parent, stepparent, grandparent, adult sister or brother, adult aunt, or uncle, or non-agency guardian with any such relative or non-agency guardian;
WHAT FORMS ARE NEEDED IN THE ICPC PROCESS?
ICPC Form 100A :
this form is the actual contract between the sending state and the receiving
state. A placement cannot be made until the Compact Administrator or designee
from both states has signed the ICPC 100A.?
ICPC Form 100B :
this form is used to inform the receiving state when a child is actually placed
into their state, and to inform the receiving or sending state that an ICPC
case has been closed.?
WHAT DOCUMENTATION IS NEEDED FOR AN ICPC PLACEMENT
- Court order
- Case plan
- Summary of information on the child
- Financial and medical plan
WHO SUPERVISES THE PLACEMENT AFTER A CHILD IS PLACED IN
THE RECEIVING STATE?
The receiving state provides courtesy supervision of a
child until the ICPC case is closed. However, when a California dependent or
ward of the juvenile court is placed in an out-of-state residential facility or
group home the California sending agency is responsible for supervising the
WHEN CAN AN ICPC CASE BE CLOSED?
An ICPC case can be closed only when a child is adopted,
reaches age of majority, or becomes self-supporting or when the appropriate
authorities in the sending state and receiving state concur that the ICPC case
can be closed.