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Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is a uniform law enacted by all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

The Purpose of ICPC is to ensure that children placed out of their home state receive the same protections and services that would be provided, if they remained in their home state.

In support of the ICPC, Texas law requires that adoption petitions and petitions for managing conservatorship filed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) or any non-parent include a verified allegation of compliance with the ICPC or a statement of the reason for noncompliance. TEX. FAM. CODE 162.002 (b).

Authority

  • The ICPC is codified at Texas Family Code go to Chapter 162. Adoption then to 162.101
  • Rules are in the Texas Administrative Code at Title 40, Part 19, Chapter 700.1901
  • DFPS policy and procedures are set forth in Section 9000 of the CPS Handbook.

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Administrator

Compact Administrator
Cristina R. Guerrero
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
701 W. 51st. St. MC W-223
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 438-2405

mailing address

TDFPS
Texas Interstate Compact Office
701 W. 51st. St. MC W-223
Austin, TX 78751

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Who to Contact

Who They Are What They Do
Texas ICPC Specialist
Roya Carver
Phone: (512) 438-4957
Fax: (512) 339-5815
Roya.Carver@dfps.state.tx.us
All public ICPC requests, Incoming A - Z.

Texas ICPC Specialist
Ashley Gipson
Phone: (214) 331-7892
Fax: (512) 339-5815
Ashley.Gipson@dfps.state.tx.us

All public ICPC requests, Outgoing A - Z.

Texas ICPC Administrative Assistant
Ruben Mancillas
(512) 438-5148
Ruben.Mancillas@dfps.state.tx.us
All Private Adoptions/Residential Placements with the oldest child's last name beginning with A - L.
Texas ICPC Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Fell
(512) 438-2254
Cheryl.Fell@dfps.state.tx.us
All Private Adoptions/Residential Placements with the oldest child's last name beginning with M - Z.

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Note: Requests for ICPC home studies recieved by the Texas Interstate Compact Office (TICO) from another state are reviewed and forwarded to the appropriate Regional ICPC Coordinator for assignment and completion.
                                                                                                                                                                   
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