• July/August 2011
  • Vol. 12, No. 6

Current Theme or Topic

CBX spotlights Interjurisdictional Placement, with an article from AdoptUSKids that describes the many ways this organization can help workers with placements across State lines. Other articles link you to resources on ICPC, ICAMA, and more.

  • How AdoptUSKids Can Help Your Agency With Interjurisdictional Placements
    A service of the Children's Bureau, AdoptUSKids is in its ninth year of operation. The mission of AdoptUSKids is two-fold: to raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families...

  • The New Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children
    The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), written in 1960, has long set the standard for ensuring the safe and stable placement of children across State lines. Enacted by all 50...

  • How Effective Attorney Practice Can Improve Interstate Placements
    Court Improvement Programs (CIPs) have been in place since 1993 when Federal legislation was passed to fund State programs to assess and improve the dependency court process. In 2008, State CIPs...

  • Border Agreements Between States Expedite Placements of Children
    Sometimes the best emergency placement for a child in State custody can be with a relative who lives nearby but in a neighboring State, and therefore, subject to the Interstate Compact on the...

  • AAICAMA and Interjurisdictional Placement
    The Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (ICAMA) was written in 1986 and has been enacted into State law by 49 States to ensure that children eligible for adoption assistance who...

  • International Family Finding—Redux
    In May 2011, Children's Bureau Express published "International Family Finding" about a Children's Bureau Family Connection grantee (ISS-USA) implementing an international family finding...