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Intercountry Adoption News

Adoption Notice: Department of State Designates Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. as an Accrediting Entity

August 8, 2017

On July 28, 2017, the Department of State designated Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc., (IAAME) as an accrediting entity (AE) under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA) in accordance with 22 CFR Part 96.  The designation is for a period of five years.

IAAME is the second designated AE, joining the Council on Accreditation, whose designation was renewed July 11, 2016 for an additional five years.  IAAME’s responsibilities as an AE will commence upon:  1) the Department of State’s approval of systems, procedures, and a fee schedule that will be coordinated as necessary to ensure consistency in accreditation systems and procedures used by both AEs; and 2) the Department of State’s determination of jurisdictional parameters. 

The Office of Children’s Issues will provide additional information as it becomes available.