Agencies Denied or Subject to Adverse Action

Agencies or Persons Subject to Denial of Accreditation or Approval, Suspension, Cancellation or Refusal to Renew Accreditation or Approval or Temporary or Permanent Debarment from Accreditation or Approval

Each agency or person listed below has been subject to one of the following actions:

  • It applied for accreditation or approval and was denied because the accrediting entity determined that the agency or person had not demonstrated substantial compliance with applicable standards in 22 CFR Part 96;
  • It has had its accreditation or approval suspended, cancelled, or not renewed by the accrediting entity because the accrediting entity determined that the agency or person had not demonstrated substantial compliance with applicable standards in 22 CFR Part 96, or because the Department of State determined that the agency or person was substantially out of compliance with applicable standards in 22 CFR Part 96; or
  • It was temporarily or permanently debarred from accreditation or approval because the Department of State determined that there was substantial evidence of noncompliance with applicable standards in 22 CFR Part 96, and that there was a pattern of serious, willful, or grossly negligent failures to comply on the part of the agency, or other aggravating circumstances such that its continued accreditation or approval was not in the best interests of the children and families concerned

The names of agencies and persons whose accreditation or approval has been subject to suspension, cancellation or non-renewal, or which have been debarred from accreditation or approval must be made available to the public on a quarterly basis (22 CFR 96.91(a)). The list below comprises all agencies or persons whose accreditation or approval has been subject to suspension, cancellation or non-renewal, or which have been temporarily or permanently debarred from accreditation or approval. Please click on the name of the agency or person for more information, where available.

Name of Provider

Location

Date of Action

Type of Action

 

Las Estrellas (Adoption Partners)

Simpsonville, SC

March 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Adoption Blessings

Macon, GA

April 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Adoptions From the Heart

Wynnewood, PA

May 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Adopt International

Miami Beach, FL

May 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Celebrate Children

Oviedo, FL

May 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Commonwealth Adoptions Int'l

Tuscon, AZ

May 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Florida Home Studies & Adoptions

Sarasota, FL

May 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Focus on Children (Focus on Children on Wyoming)

Cokeville, WY

May 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Building Blocks

Medina, OH

June 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Plan Loving Adoptions Now

McMinnville, OR

June 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Worldwide Adoption Services

Spartanburg, SC

June 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

World Partners Adoption

Lawrenceville, GA

July 2008

 

Denied accreditation or approval

A Act of Love / Alternative Options and Services

Sandy, UT

April 2010

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Adoption Choice

Milwaukee, WI

July 2011

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Celebrate Children International

Oviedo, FL

June 2012

 

Denied accreditation or approval

Children of Africa Enterprises dba Hope Adoption Agency

St. Louis, MO

November 2012

Cancelled

Adopting Angels, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL

September 2014

 

Denied accreditation or approval

International Assistance Group

Oakmont, PA

January 2015

Cancelled

Adopt-A-Child Inc.

Pittsburg, PA

September 2015

Cancelled

Dove Adoptions International

Banks, OR

August 2016

Cancelled

Illien Adoptions International

Atlanta, GA

August 2016

Cancelled

European Adoption Consultants

Strongsville, OH

December 2016

Temporarily debarred- 3 years