Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

10.5 Request to Place a Kentucky Child in Another State for Foster Care or Adoption

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 10-Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
Effective:
11/1/2012
Section:
10.5 Request to Place a Kentucky Child in Another State for Foster Care or Adoption
Version:
2

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure

The SSW:

  1. Follows procedures in SOP 10.3 Request to Place a Kentucky Child in Another State with a Parent or Relative, as well as, the following procedures to request a foster care home study;
  2. Includes in the “brief overview” section of the cover letter that:
    1. The Cabinet is requesting a foster care or adoptive home study; and
    2. The placement resource has been informed that they will be required to meet the licensing, certification or approval process of the state where they reside to qualify for the foster care or adoptive home study and have agreed to comply;
  3. Follows procedures in SOPs 10.23 through 10.32 to request an adoptive home study;
  4. Treats any home study received from another state, tribe, or private agency under contract with a state/tribe as meeting any Cabinet requirement for the completion of the home study; unless, within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the report, the worker determines, based on grounds specific to the content of the report, that making a decision in reliance on the report would be contrary to the welfare of the child; and
  5. Documents decisions about interstate placements thoroughly in the child’s case record and on the case plan. 1

The ICPC office mails or e-mails:

  1. The ICPC-100A Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Request form and packets to the receiving state’s ICPC office for processing within three (3) business days of receipt of the referral packet;
  2. A copy of the approved or denied home study from the other state to the requesting FSOS.

Practice Guidance

  • If an ICPC case transfers from foster care to adoption, a new ICPC referral will be required.
  • As with all foster care cases, reasonable efforts for interstate placement cases must be made in accordance with KRS. 620.140, per KRS 610.127unless reasonable efforts are not required.
 

Footnotes

  1. Placement approval is valid for six (6) months from the date on the ICPC 100A.

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