Private Organization Accreditation

Stillwater-based FamilyMeans provides services in budget and credit counseling, mental health, collaborative divorce, caregiver support, youth programming, and an employee assistance program. 


Harry Hunter, MSW, MBA, Ph.D.

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Peer Reviewer for the month of January 2013, Dr. Hunter has been volunteering for COA since 2005, conducting five site reviews.
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EPR 96.35: Suitability of agencies and persons to provide adoption services consiste

Suitability of Agencies and Persons to Provide Adoption Services Consistent with the Convention

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
  • Ethical Practice Policy 96.35 (a)
  • A narrative describing the agency/person’s approach and processes for ensuring that intercountry adoptions take place in the best interests of children 96.35 (a)
  • A narrative describing how the agency/person prevents the abduction, exploitation, sale or trafficking of children. Provide examples of actions taken by the agency 96.35 (a)
  • Executive Verification 96.35 (b), 96.35 (c)
  • Governing Body Profile 96.35 (c)
  • Employee Profile 96.35 (c)
  • Certificate(s) of good standing 96.35 (d)
  • Procedure for reporting changes in suitability information and for submitting Self Reports to COA 96.35 (e)
    Revised Executive Verification, provided to Evaluator team on-site
  • Interview:
    1. Personnel 96.35 (c)
  • Review personnel files 96.35 (c)
  • Review personnel files, as necessary 96.35 (d)
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