Travel.State.Gov > Intercountry Adoption News and Notices > Temporary Suspension of Michael S. Goldstein, Esq.’s Approval
On May 21, 2016, the Council on Accreditation (COA) suspended the approval of Michael S. Goldstein, Esq. for failing to maintain substantial compliance with the accreditation standards. This adoption service provider has assisted with adoptions to and from the United States.
During this suspension, Michael S. Goldstein, Esq., must cease to provide all adoption services in connection with intercountry adoption cases that are subject to the Intercountry Accreditation Adoption Act and/or the Universal Accreditation Act, including for any cases subject to the grandfathering provisions of the Universal Accreditation Act, other than any required corrective action. If you have an open case with this adoption service provider, please contact the adoption service provider directly to find out how this will affect your case. Michael S. Goldstein, Esq., 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 Michael S. Goldstein, Esq.’s 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 the corrective action below has been implemented to the satisfaction of COA in its sole discretion. Please see COA’s public records. Updated information will be provided on this site as it becomes available.