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Adoption Notice: Temporary Suspension of The Cradle of Hope Adoption Center

Last Updated: February 13, 2018

Temporary Suspension of The Cradle of Hope Adoption Center

On February 12, 2018, the Council on Accreditation (COA) temporarily suspended the accreditation of The Cradle of Hope Adoption Center (COH) for failing to maintain substantial compliance with the accreditation standards.

During this suspension, COH must cease to provide all adoption services in connection with intercountry adoption cases. If you have an open case with COH, please contact the adoption service provider directly to find out how the suspension will affect your case. COH 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 COH’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 required corrective action has been implemented to the satisfaction of COA in its sole discretion. More information can be found at COA’s website.