Professional Affiliations and Accreditiations
Signifies that FAC meets an international standard of practice based upon a treaty, the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of International Adoption. The treaty establishes protection for children, birth parents and adoptive parents. This accreditation is issued by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and requires that all U.S. State Department standards have been met. Families adopting from a Hague ratified country such as China and the Philippines, must work with a Hague accredited adoption agency.
Oldest and largest affiliation of licensed, non-profit international adoption agencies in the world. Leading voice on intercountry children’s services with a mission to advocate on behalf of children in need of permanent, safe and loving families. Joint Council promotes ethical child welfare practices, strengthens professional standards and educates adoptive families, social service professionals and government representatives throughout the world.
Coalition of many of America’s finest charitable organizations that are dedicated to meeting the needs of children all over the world. CCA’s mission has two goals : (1) to heighten public awareness of children’s issues and the solutions to their problems and (2) to help member agencies raise funds, mainly through participation in workplace campaigns, to meet children’s needs.
Founded in 1974 by adoptive parents and is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.
The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.