Private Organization Accreditation

Catholic Charities alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of 100,000 people annually, regardless of religious background. A staff of 600 provides support and services related to housing, food, mental health, children's services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.


Children's Foundation of Mid America

James W. Thurman, President/CEO

Children’s Foundation of Mid America has been accredited through COA since 1983. The process of accreditation ensures that we meet or exceed the highest standards in the industry.
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EPR 96.36: Prohibition on Child Buying

Prohibition on Child Buying

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
  • A narrative describing safeguards to ensure that employees and agents do not provide payment for a child or as an inducement to release a child for adoption 96.36 (a)
  • Written policy and procedures prohibiting payment for a child or as inducement to release 96.36 (b)
  • Table of contents of employee training curricula 96.36 (b)
  • Review available complaint information, as necessary 96.36 (a)
  • Review financial records, as necessary 96.36 (a)
  • Review Training Curricula 96.36 (b)
  • Review training logs 96.36 (b)
  • Interview:
    1. CEO 96.36 (a)
    2. Personnel 96.36 (a)
    3. Adoptive parents 96.36 (a)
    4. Domestic and Foreign supervised providers, when necessary 96.36 (a)
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