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Adoption Notice: Temporary Suspension of Bay Area Adoption Services

Last Updated: January 29, 2018

On January 29, 2018, the Council on Accreditation (COA) temporarily suspended the accreditation of Bay Area Adoption Services for failing to maintain substantial compliance with the accreditation standards.

During this suspension, Bay Area Adoption Services must cease to provide all adoption services in connection with intercountry adoption cases. If you have an open case with this adoption service provider, please contact the adoption service provider directly to find out how the suspension will affect your case. Bay Area Adoption Services is not required to transfer its cases to another provider at this time, but COA reserves the right to require a transfer of any or all of the Bay Area Adoption Services cases at any time while it remains under suspension. 

The suspension shall remain in force for a period of not less than two weeks (10 business days) from the effective date of the adverse action or until such later date as required corrective action has been implemented to the satisfaction of COA in its sole discretion. More information can be found at COA’s website. Updated information will be provided on this site as it becomes available.  


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