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
Adoptions International, Inc Dallas, Texas August 2019 Cancelled
New Star Kafala  Williamsville, NY May 2019  Cancelled
Adoption Avenues Portland, OR October 2018 Cancelled
Voice for International Development and Adoption (VIDA) Kinderhook, NY March 2018 Cancelled
Life Adoption Services, Inc. Tustin, CA March 2018 Cancelled
West Sands Adoptions St. George, UT September 2017 Cancelled
A New Arrival, Inc. Twin Bridges, MT September 2017 Cancelled
European Adoption Consultants Strongsville, OH December 2016 Temporarily debarred- 3 years
Dove Adoptions International Banks, OR August 2016 Cancelled
Illien Adoptions International Atlanta, GA August 2016 Cancelled
Adopt-A-Child Inc. Pittsburg, PA September 2015 Cancelled
International Assistance Group Oakmont, PA January 2015 Cancelled
Adopting Angels, Inc. Boca Raton, FL September 2014 Denied accreditation or approval
Children of Africa Enterprises dba Hope Adoption Agency St. Louis, MO November 2012 Cancelled
Celebrate Children International Oviedo, FL June 2012 Denied accreditation or approval
Adoption Choice Milwaukee, WI July 2011 Denied accreditation or approval
A Act of Love / Alternative Options and Services Sandy, UT April 2010 Denied accreditation or approval
World Partners Adoption Lawrenceville, GA July 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
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
Adoption Blessings Macon, GA April 2008 Denied accreditation or approval
Las Estrellas (Adoption Partners) Simpsonville, SC March 2008 Denied accreditation or approval

Last Updated: September 10, 2019