The Council on Accreditation (COA) has cancelled the accreditation of Dove Adoptions International. COA is the Department of State’s designated accrediting entity for adoption service providers under the Hague Adoption Convention (Convention), the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 and the Intercountry Universal Accreditation Act (UAA). The cancellation is due to COA’s finding that Dove Adoptions International failed to maintain substantial compliance with the accreditation standards in accordance with 22 CFR Part 96.27. For more information regarding this cancellation please refer to the information on substantiated complaints and adverse actions on the Council on Accreditation’s website.
As a result of this cancellation, Dove Adoptions International must cease to provide all adoption services in connection with intercountry adoption cases. Please note that this cancellation affects Dove Adoptions International’s ability to provide adoption services in both Convention cases and non-Convention cases subject to the UAA. Persons with an open case with Dove Adoptions International should contact the adoption service provider directly to find out how the cancellation will affect their adoption services.
The cancellation is effective August 9, 2016 and is permanent.