COA’s Hague Accreditation Commission is the decision-making body that reviews the Pre-Commission Review (PCR) reports and adoption service provider responses in order to confer accreditation or approval.

The Commission is comprised of qualified individuals with professional backgrounds that enable thoughtful and skillful participation in the decision-making process. They must have extensive experience in order be selected or are senior management staff. COA’s President/CEO appoints individuals to serve as Commissioners for a defined period of time.

Prior to a meeting, Commissioners are provided with an adoption service provider’s PCR report and response, and any additional information necessary to render a decision. The Commission reviews all documentation in a manner free from conflict of interest. Commissioners with an actual or apparent conflict of interest must recuse themselves from any deliberation or vote.

At the commission meeting, a quorum of Commissioners reviews the reports and makes decisions regarding an adoption service provider’s accreditation or approval status. If the Commission determines that you have demonstrated substantial compliance with the standards and meet the criteria for accreditation, approval, or renewal you will receive notification of that decision. COA will provide you with a Post-Commission Report after the meeting if additional information is required.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

HeartShare assist individuals with developmental disabilities through education, day, residential and recreation programs, case management, and health services, and provides foster care/adoption services, counseling, after school and energy assistance programs, and programs for people with HIV/AIDS.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children's Services

Galo A. Rodriguez, M.P.H., President & CEO

Since Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services pursued its COA accreditation on October 14, 2004, this corporation has sustained a continuous quality improvement process by not looking whom to blame among the involved parties but improving what we have already done well… because good enough is not good enough.
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