In this course we will cover the process of adopting from another state, including the process for private infant adoption and adopting from foster care. We will also cover adopting a relatives child living in another state. The instructors will be Jim Thompson, who is an adoption attorney and the author of the book, “South Carolina Adoption Law and Practice.” He has been a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys since 1993. And Joan Smith, the District Supervisor of the Pittsburgh office of Adoptions From the Heart.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Explain what the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC) is.
  • Identify ways prospective adoptive parents might find an expectant mother in another state who is considering placing her child for adoption.
  • Describe how to find a foster child in another state that is available for adoption and say how often this happens if you do not have a pre-existing relationship to that child.
  • Identify how adoption subsidies are handled and which state pays.

Outline for Adopting a Child from Another State.pdf

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.