ICPC Compliance & Your Adoption
As a part of our commitment to make the interstate adoption process easier
for prospective parents, we have compiled information that can help you.
Specific requirements must be met under the ICPC for an interstate adoption
to be successful.
If you’re adopting a baby from another state, you should know:
- ICPC paperwork must be completed and approved before you can take the baby
back to your home state. Leaving without ICPC approval could jeopardize
- If may take anywhere from 7 to 10 business days for ICPC paperwork to be
processed, so you should plan on staying in the baby’s home state
for up to 2 weeks after the baby is born.
- Instead of contacting the ICPC directly, you can leave it to our Colorado
interstate adoption attorneys to contact the ICPC on your behalf while
you are waiting for approval.
- The ICPC process cannot begin until your home study is complete and approved,
so make sure you have completed your home study and that it meets the
requirements for your home state and the state where your baby is being born.
Colorado ICPC Requirements
You can view the specific ICPC requirements set forth by Colorado law by
More State-Specific Information
If you want to find out more about a specific state, you can visit the
ICPC website’s State Pages and click on the appropriate state on
the map you see there.
Click here to get started.
You can also find an Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorney by
For skilled interstate adoption help in Colorado, Oklahoma, and New York,
call Virginia Frank, Adoption & Surrogacy Attorney, at