Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children.An agreement whose purpose is to ensure that when states are involved in the placement or adoption of children across state lines, the states cooperate with each other to facilitate the process and to protect the children. • This compact is intended to secure states’ cooperation in investigating the suitability of proposed adoptive homes in an interstate adoption and also to alleviate conflicts that often occur when the agencies and courts of more than one state are involved. The compact has been enacted in almost identical form in all 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. — Abbr. ICPC. — Often shortened to Interstate Compact.
[Blacks Law 8th]