Council on Accreditation (COA)

COA is an international, independent, not-for-profit, child- and family-service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization. It was founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America (now the Alliance for Children and Families).

In 2006 The Department of State designated the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the state of Colorado's Department of Human Services as the two entities that will accredit adoption agencies under The Hague requirements.

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Council on Accreditation (COA)Sponsor ofJoint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS)
Council on Accreditation (COA)AccreditedUniting Families Foundation
Council on Accreditation (COA)AccreditedAlaska International Adoption Agency2008-05-14
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Americans for International Aid and Adoption (AIAA)Member ofCouncil on Accreditation (COA)
Bethany Christian ServicesMember ofCouncil on Accreditation (COA)
Children's Hope International (CHI)AccreditedCouncil on Accreditation (COA)
Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS)Sponsor ofCouncil on Accreditation (COA)
Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS)Sponsor ofCouncil on Accreditation (COA)
National Council for Adoption (NCFA)Sponsor ofCouncil on Accreditation (COA)
The Children's Shelter of San AntonioAccreditedCouncil on Accreditation (COA)
U.S. State DepartmentAccreditedCouncil on Accreditation (COA)
News paper articles, official documents and reports filed about this organization
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COA board members March 20112011-03-01
Whose Standards?2010-11-01
Minnesota couple caught up in apparent adoption fraud2009-12-19
Oviedo agency faces multiple complaints2008-12-03


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