Interstate Adoption

Interstate placements are on the rise and are expected to grow as more children are placed with relatives and families across state lines, and prospective adoptive families access online photolistings of waiting children. Federal Statute requires that state Title IV-B plans include a provision containing assurances the the state shall develop a plan for effective use of cross-jurisdictional resources; and that, as a condition of receiving Title IV-E funds, a state shall not “deny or delay the placement of a child for adoption when an approved family is available outside the jurisdiction with responsibility for handling the case of the child…”  (Section Section 474(e)  and 442(12) of SSA.)

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