Child Welfare

New Council on Accreditation CEO Talks Family First Act, Behavioral Health, International Adoption

The Council on Accreditation (COA) was founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America (now the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities) to ensure a set of standards are […]

Adoption

Some Intercountry Adoption Agencies Face Massive Hikes in Regulatory Costs

Intercountry adoption advocates fear that the fee structure planned by a new State Department accreditation contractor could threaten the operation of the largest American placing agencies. The fees required by the Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and […]