Global Adoption Services Temporary Suspension of Accreditation

Last Updated: March 22, 2024

On March 22, 2024, the Center for Excellence in Adoption Services (CEAS) suspended the intercountry adoption accreditation of Global Adoption Services for failing to maintain substantial compliance with accreditation standards.

During this suspension, Global Adoption Services must cease to provide all adoption services in connection with intercountry adoption cases. Global Adoption Services is not required to transfer their cases to another accredited or approved adoption service provider. If you have an open case with Global Adoption Services, please contact them directly to find out how the suspension will affect your case. We also encourage families to review the information published by CEAS about how to search for a primary provider using the adoption service provider directory or for general information about CEAS’ accreditation/approval services.

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

Affected families may wish to review information about Case Transfer Responsibilities on the Department of State’s website and information about If Your Agency is No Longer Accredited/Approved on the USCIS website. 

We also encourage families with outstanding post-adoption reports to contact their adoption service provider for guidance on how to proceed.  Information about post-adoption reporting requirements is available on the country-specific information pages on the Department of State’s website. Requirements vary by country with respect to frequency of submission, information to be included, and methods of submission.

For more information, see CEAS’s website. Please direct questions to Global Adoption Services or CEAS.