August 29, 2017
The Council on Accreditation (COA) reports that Embraced by Grace ceased operations effective May 11, 2017. Embraced by Grace’s accreditation for intercountry adoption was cancelled effective on that date. Families working with Embraced by Grace may wish to contact the agency directly, or COA at firstname.lastname@example.org, for information about case transfers and about other accredited adoption service providers who may be able to assume handling of their adoption case.
The Department of State’s role with case transfer plans is limited. Under 22 CFR 96.87, the agency or person’s execution of its transfer plans is under the oversight of the Accrediting Entity, COA. The Department does not review or approve case transfer plans. The Department does, however, communicate with foreign Central Authorities and competent adoption authorities about the accreditation status of agencies and persons and case transfer plans, as needed.