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.