Senate Passes Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012

On 12/5/12 Senate Bill 3331 was passed to provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards.

S.3331 extends the terms of the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 to all adoption service providers offering or providing adoption services regardless of whether the child’s country of origin is a signatory to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. The House version of the bill (H.R. 6027) now goes to the House. 

On November 26, 2012, COA participated in a conversation on Intercountry Adoption held by Ambassador Susan Jacobs. Click here to access the video.

If you support Universal Accreditation, we encourage you to contact your Congress Representative which can be done through a number of Open Government websites like OpenCongress and Popvox

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

White's Residential & Family Services is Indiana's largest social services agency offering accredited and comprehensive residential, foster care, independent living, adoption, and home-based services.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington

Wm. R. (Bill) Jones, ACSW, MDiv, Chief Executive Officer

Catholic Charities in Covington has been COA accredited since 1996. Though the time spent in completing the self study and hosting the site visit can sometimes feel sometimes daunting, the rewards far outweigh the effort. In our agency, the self-study is a group process that involves every member of the staff from the CEO to the building maintenance staff.
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