Unregulated Custody Transfer/Re-homing of Adopted Children

Get a detailed overview of unregulated transfers of custody, covering risk of harm, screening, ICPC violations, and more.

Publication year: 2016
Capacity Building Center for States


Provides tips for child welfare professionals about unregulated transfers of custody (UCT) - or "rehoming" - including definitions and information about risk of harm, intake screening questions, Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) violations; challenges with recognizing UCT; special concerns of intercountry adoptions (ICA); and prevention of UCT/postadoption services support.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2016). Unregulated custody transfer/re-homing of adopted children. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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