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1:17 Center for Global Adoption Accreditation Expiration

Last Updated: April 23, 2018

The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) reports that on April 17, 2018, the Hague Accreditation for 1:17 Center for Global Adoption (1:17) expired.  They did not re-apply for accreditation.

Agencies that are not accredited or approved may not act as a primary provider.  They may, however, perform services for intercountry adoption under the supervision of an accredited or approved adoption service provider in accordance with the regulations.  When an agency’s or person’s accreditation or approval expires, they are responsible for transferring cases and records as required by 22 CFR 96.33(e) and 96.42(d).

Families working with 1:17 should contact the agency directly with questions about case or record transfer.  We also encourage families to review the information published by the Council on Accreditation about selecting a primary provider/adoption service provider and the accreditation/approval requirements. 

The Department of State does not review or approve case transfer plans and has a limited role in their execution.  We do, however, communicate with foreign Central Authorities and competent adoption authorities about the accreditation status of agencies and persons, as well as case transfer plans, as needed.


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