Colorado Department of Human Services to end role as accrediting entity

The U.S. Department of State and the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) signed a final one year extension of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that designates CDHS as an accrediting entity for Hague adoption service providers. The MOA will expire on November 29, 2013, or the date when the Council on Accreditation (COA) assumes oversight of all adoption service providers currently accredited by CDHS, (whichever date is earlier). CDHS will discontinue its role as an accrediting entity after the MOA expires. The U.S. Department of State, CDHS and COA are working closely to implement a smooth transition plan for the eight CDHS accredited adoption service providers, and will convey detailed information directly to the affected adoption service providers.