The Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC) was established in 1974 and consists of members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The AAICPC has authority under ICPC to "promulgate rules and regulations to carry out more effectively the terms and provisions of this compact." The AAICPC obtains its Secretariat Services, as an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).
For more information, please visit the AAICPC website.
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New York conducts the following types of home studies:
Please note: NYS is not legally authorized to conduct criminal history background checks, fingerprints or SCR clearances on Parent/Relative home studies.
ICPC Placement Checklists
* Electronic Transmission Accepted and/or Used as: S = Sending; R = Receiving; L = Locally;
|Adoption||Foster||Foster-Adopt||Parent||Relative||Residential||Electronic Transmission Accepted *|
|ICPC 100A (Placement Request)||y||y||y||y||y||y|
|ICPC – 100 B (if child is in the Receiving State)||y||y||y||y||y||y|
|Home Study Report||y||y||y||y||y|
|Criminal Background Check/Verification||y||y||y|
|Education and Training Verification||y||y||y|
|Financial/ Medical Plan to support placement||y||y||y||y||y||y|
|Title IV-E Status||y||y||y||y||y||y|
|Supervisory/ Progress Reports||y||y||y||y||y||y|
Date of Receipt - Home Study
New York determines the "Date of Receipt" for an interstate home study as:
no information provided
New York designates staff in each county/region to conduct home studies and/or process interstate placements:
Private Contract Services - Home Study
As the Sending State, New York will pay a contractor or private/independent agency in the Receiving State to conduct a home study:
Criminal Records Checks
New York requires criminal background checks for the following home studies:
In addition to the applicant to be certified or approved as a foster or adoptive parent, all other adult household members or persons over the age of 18, residing in the home of such applicant must be checked.
Type of Checks (Crim. & Abuse Neglect Registry)
New York requires the following types of criminal background and perpetrator checks (Federal (F), State (S), Local (L), Abuse and Neglect Registry (ANR), Not Required (NR))
|Relative Foster Care||y||y||y|
Mailing Process - Interstate Home Study
Method of requesting, sending, and/or reporting an interstate home study:
|Regular Mail||Express Mail||Overnight Mail||Electronic Mail|
|Send request for a home study to Receiving State||y||y|
|Send home study request to Local office||y||y|
|Send home study report to Sending State||y||y|
Wait Time (ICPC Interstate Home Study) - Public
Average length of time to process and complete a home study with criminal background checks for an interstate placement (Not including completion of educational training):
Wait time to complete Home Study, only (without criminal records check):
Wait Time for Criminal Records Checks
Wait times for fingerprint results are:
Live Scan or other technology
- State: 48-72 hours
- Local/County: Not Offered
Manually - Fingerprint Card
- State: 4-7 days
- Local/County: Not Offered
Wait Time - (License/ Certification/ Approval - Education and Training)
Average Length of time it takes for a home to be licensed/approved/certified:
Length of time a license is valid before renewal required:
New York offers classes (education and training) for placement resources' homes to become licensed/certified/approved:
Agencies must provide training for foster parents to help them meet the needs of children in their care, receive information on technique in managing behavior and preventing abuse and neglect, and understand the expectations of the agency.
New foster parents need preparation and training to be effective in their role. Foster parents who have been accepted for a home study, or relatives who are in the process of a home study must be oriented to:
• The social, family, and personal problems that lead to family breakdown and the need for the placement of children.
• The problems and reactions of children upon separation, and the function and responsibility of the foster family in relation to the child, the parents, and the agency staff.
• The agency policy and practice to have defined goals to achieve permanency for each child entering the foster care system.
• The authority of the local social services districts, the Office of Children and Family Services, and the Family Court to supervise the agency’s practice.
• The nature of the relationship of agency staff to foster parents and children, including definitions of the function and responsibility of the caseworkers assigned to the children and their families.
• The payments to foster parents for care and expenses; the definition of foster family care; and certification or approval of the home.
• The rights and responsibilities of a foster parent as defined by a letter of understanding that must be executed at the time of certification or approval.
Foster parents who receive a higher level of board rate are required to actively participate in annual training.
The MAPP approach to foster parenting encourages open communication and trust among foster families, adoptive families, birth families and casework staff. The MAPP program examines 12 criteria or skills necessary for successful foster/adoptive parenting. Through role-playing, personal profiles, and other techniques, the homefinder and the applicant make mutual decisions about foster parenting.
Objectives of the training for prospective foster and adoptive parents are:
• Learning what to expect and what services are available.
• Looking at one’s own strengths and needs.
• Developing skills in giving love and attention to a troubled child.
• Learning about stages of child development.
• Helping children manage behavior.
• Understanding the roles and responsibilities of teamwork.
• Helping foster parents develop a good understanding of the child’s parents.
Wait Time for ICPC Decision
|Foster Care||Relative||Relative - Foster Care||Parent||Foster - Adopt||Adoption
|6- 9 months||2-3months||6- 9 months||2-3months||6- 9 months||6- 9 months||1- 30 days||1- 30 days|
New York collects, tracks and reports interstate data via:
New York collects, tracks and reports interstate home studies via: