Ethics|Fees|In The News|US Department of State

Is It Time To Panic?

There’s been a lot of buzz in the last week or so about a hike in adoption costs coming from the State Department.  Some reports are claiming the new fees will cost agencies hundreds of thousands of dollars and cause some to go out of business.  They also warn that people will be priced out

In The News|US Department of State

Accrediting Entities And Why They Matter

In recent months a significant shake-up has taken place behind the scenes in the world of U.S. intercountry adoptions. The Council on Accreditation (COA), an independent human service accrediting organization authorized by the Department of State to monitor and oversee up to 200 adoption agencies, recently announced it would be “unable to continue to perform

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Vietnam Authorizes Third Agency to process adoptions

The U.S. State Department published an alert on June 24th stating that : Vietnam’s Central Adoption Authority, the Ministry of Justice, announced that it has authorized U.S. accredited adoption service provider Alliance for Children to facilitate the adoption of Vietnamese children under the Special Adoption Program. It was not made clear why this agency was