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"The Latest Batch of Adoption Agencies Under Review: Who Meets Hague Standards?"



A number of adoption agencies are applying and/or reapplying for Hague accreditation from the Council on Accreditation. There’s a public comment period taking place now, but it’s a bit of a process getting to the page where you can actually comment on an adoption service provider. Here’s a quick guide on how to navigate the COA site:

Click on Accredited In Process Organizations (top center of page)
Click on “Hague Approval/ Accreditation” (on left sidebar)
Click on “Comment on an Applicant” (on left sidebar)
Click on the blue hyperlink that says “click here” for commenting on an applicant (in text of page)
Scroll through the list of applicants, and click on the name of the organization you’d like to comment on. They don’t really appear to be hyperlinks, but they are!
The latest contenders, as of September 1, 2011, are as follows:

ABC Adoption Services, Inc. (NC; mailing address is c/o Carolina Adoption Services)
Adopt-A-Child, Inc. (PA)
Adoption & Beyond, Inc. KS)
Adoption Advocates International (WA)
Adoption Assistance, Inc. (KY)
Adoption Choice (WI)
Adoption Resource Center, doing business as “Adoption ARC” (PA)
All God’s Children International (AGCI), doing business as “Families are Forever International” (OR)
Angels Haven Outreach (CA)
Baker Hall doing business as “Baker Victory Services” (NY)
Bal Jagat – Children’s World, Inc. (CA)
Carolina Adoption Services, Inc. (NC)
Catholic Charities of Tennessee (TN)
Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois (IL)
Celebrate Children International (FL)
Children’s Aid Society in Clearfield County (PA)
Children’s Home Society of West Virginia (WV)
Children & Families of Iowa (IA)
Christian Family Services of the Midwest, Inc. (KS)
Community Residences, Inc. (CT)
Dove Adoptions International (OR)
European Adoption Consultants, Inc. (OH)
Families United Network, Inc. (PA)
Family Resource Center (IL)
Holston United Methodist Home for Children, Inc. (TN)
Home at Last Adoption Agency, Inc. (FL)
International Adoption Services, Inc. (MN)
International Family Services, Inc. (TX)
Irene Steffas, PC (GA)
Jewish Family & Career Services of Louisville (KY)
Jewish Family Service of Rochester (NY)
Miriam’s Promise (TN)
Saint Mary International Adoption (NC)
The Datz Foundation (VA)
The Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach (MT)

Do you have information that you feel the reviewers should know about any of these agencies? If so, send them a note here: http://info.coanet.org/dashboard/survey/response.jsp

2011 Sep 1