Interstate Adoptions

Adoptions That Cross State Lines


The adoption of a child in another state is known as interstate adoption. This process is more complex because every state has its own laws and guidelines that prospective parents must follow. In addition to complying with state laws, interstate adoptions must be approved by the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). This requires ICPC offices in both states to approve a child’s placement.

Adopting a child from another state requires the help of an experienced adoption attorney. Herrin & Leach is an adoption-only firm located in Indianapolis that has successfully helped parents in Indiana and other states start their families through interstate adoption. We have substantial experience with interstate adoptions and a working knowledge of the ICPC requirements.

Don’t Jeopardize the Placement of a Child

The rules of the ICPC can significantly complicate the adoption process. However, you shouldn’t let these requirements deter you from trying to start your family through an interstate adoption.

We understand ICPC requirements as well as how state adoption laws will affect the placement of a child. Adoption can be complicated when a child is crossing state lines. We will guide you through the process and work hard to complete your interstate adoption in a manner that is ethical and compassionate to all parties involved.

Using a lawyer with extensive experience and knowledge of the interstate adoption process and requirements can make all the difference when building your family. You can trust that I will be there every step of the way to help you understand the process and what to expect during each stage until the adoption is completed.

Take comfort in our experience.

We have more than 60 years of experience helping families throughout Indiana and the country with adoption, and can help you, too.  To learn more about interstate adoption and your specific concerns, call me at 317-566-2174 or send your information to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Compassionate & Experienced Indiana Adoption Lawyers

We work diligently to ensure a successful adoption. When done correctly, adoption offers expectant mothers, prospective parents and the child all the chance for a bright future.  When you come to our office, we will take the time to answer all of your questions, explain the process and clear up any aspect of the adoption process that might be confusing.

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