Intercountry Adoption Accreditation Program Opens!
On December 1, 2022, CEAS fully assumed its accrediting entity role and
is now responsible for accrediting, approving, monitoring, and overseeing adoption service providers within its assigned jurisdiction.
We look forward to all the great work we have envisioned for the future and are grateful for the opportunity to have a positive impact on children, families, individuals, and communities around the world.
Intercountry Adoption Accreditation Program Set to open December 1, 2022
CEAS has received the necessary approvals from the
U.S. Department of State of its systems, procedures, and fees
and is scheduled to open its Intercountry Adoption
Accreditation Program on December 1, 2022.
CEAS is seeking experienced professionals to staff Its Intercountry Adoption Accreditation Program
CEAS is seeking experienced professionals to staff its Intercountry Adoption Accreditation Program.
The Director will be responsible for implementation of policies and procedures, frequent contact with the Department of State and Accrediting Entity staff, supervision of the Evaluators, among other things.
Evaluators will be responsible for reviewing applications for accreditation, approval, and renewal, and providing ongoing monitoring and oversight of accredited agencies and approved persons. Evaluators will be required to travel periodically and must possess strong analytical and technical writing skills.
The Quality Assurance Specialist will support the team through periodic analysis of performance and quality data and coordination of quality improvement activities, among other things.
Successful candidates for Evaluator positions will have expertise in intercountry adoption, standards evaluation, or experience with the management or oversight of child welfare organizations and should have excellent analytical, communication, and writing skills. Candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to compliance and will need to perform tasks objectively, without conflict of interest.This is an exceptional opportunity to affect change for children, families, organizations, and communities on a global scale.
Please contact us if you are interested in applying.
Applications will become available on November 1, 2022.
U.S. Department of State Designates Ceas as an accrediting entity
On June 2, 2022, the Department of State designated
Center for Excellence in Adoption Services as an accrediting entity under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA)
in accordance with 22 CFR Part 96.
The designation is for a period of five years.
Read the Department's Announcement
Join CEAS at the NCFA Conference!
CEAS is offering a workshop in collaboration with
Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity at the National Council for Adoption's National Adoption Conference, June 16, 2022.
We're pleased to announce that Caroline Louissaint
has joined CEAS as a Director and Secretary of the Board!
Her knowledge of best practices and compliance in governance and experience in accreditation will be critical to our growth.
We are thrilled you have volunteered to share
your time and talent with us.
Thank you Nicole!
Many thanks to Nicole Skellenger, JD, for serving as a
Founding Director of CEAS and Secretary of the Board!
Your commitment to adoption and our mission was an inspiration.
We wish to congratulate you as you conclude your service on the Board and wish you the best in your future endeavors.
CEAS application to serve
as an accrediting entity
The Department of State announces it will be
moving forward in discussions with the non-profit
Center for Excellence in Adoption Services (CEAS) on being designated as an accrediting entity (AE) to accredit, approve, monitor, and oversee the work of U.S. adoption service providers (ASP) in intercountry adoptions.
Check out the announcement!
November 4 2021
CEAS is hosting 7 trainings in 2021 for adoption service providers covering a variety of topics including: working with foreign supervised providers, contracts with prospective adoptive parents, customer satisfaction, quality improvement, updating fee schedules, and obtaining and reviewing children's medical and social information.
Check out our Training Calendar to Register!
Join CEAS at the NCFA Conference
The Center for Excellence in Adoption Services will be offering a workshop on Risk Management for Adoption Service Providers at the National Council for Adoption's National Adoption Conference, September 22, 2021.
CEAS is proud to have launched its training program in Fall 2020 with 3 trainings on key practice areas of training for prospective adoptive parents and working with foreign supervised providers.
The Center for Excellence in Adoption Services was officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization in August 2020. Check out our staff and Board of Directors who have been diligently working toward this momentous accomplishment.