Universal Accreditation Act Deadline is Only One Year Away

On July 14, 2014 a new law, the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act (UAA), goes into effect requiring all agencies and persons providing intercountry adoption services to become Hague accredited. In the past, only those agencies and persons providing adoption services to/from the approximately 80 countries, that had enacted the Hague Convention on the Protection […]

Universal Accreditation for Intercounty Adoptions

Soon there will be a rush for all providers of intercountry adoption to become accredited. Why? Because President Obama signed the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act on January 14, 2013. The bill will take effect 18 months after the date of enactment at which time all intercountry adoption agencies will have to be accredited in […]

Intro to Hague Intercountry Adoption Accreditation

If looking to adopt a child from outside of the US, how can you be sure that the child is, in fact, eligible for adoption and that the agency with which you are working is conducting business in an ethical manner? One way is to work exclusively with an adoption agency that is “Hague accredited.” […]