DCFS To Use Internet To Help Adoption Process With Other States

(SPRINGFIELD, IL) — Illinois is getting into a program to better use the Internet to investigate and process adoptions which occur across state lines. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services spokesman Andrew Flach says, there has to be an exchange of information between the two states, via mail or fax and that dramatically speeds up the process. Flach says Illinois would be the first state to implement this following a pilot program. The system is called NEICE, the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise. DCFS acting director George Sheldon said in a statement that he often reminds his staff that they need to operate with a sense of urgency, using ‘kid time’ instead of ‘adult time,’ but sometimes they are hampered by out-of-date technologies and procedures.