JFCS Achieves Hague Adoption Accreditation

Jewish Family & Career Services has received notification that it has achieved Hague Accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) as authorized by the U.S. Department of State, according to an announcement made to Judy Freundlich Tiell, Executive Director of the organization.

“This accreditation attests to the fact that JFCS provides its adoption services in a very ethical manner and meets all standards of best practices. Staff and Board members worked hard to achieve this status and we are proud of our accomplishments,” commented Tiell.

Hague Accreditation attests that Jewish Family & Career Services of Louisville is in substantial compliance with the Hague Convention Accreditation Standards, and this certification is valid through March 15, 2016.

The Hague Convention is an international treaty created to ensure that inter-country adoptions are in the best interests of children and to prevent abduction, exploitation, sale or trafficking of children. In 1994, the United States signed this treaty and agreed to develop regulations and a monitoring process for adoption service providers in the U.S. that work with agencies in countries that signed onto the Convention.

For more information about the Hague Convention, including a full list of participating countries, please visit the Hague Conference on Private International Law’s website at www.hcch.net.

JFCS provides a full range of adoption services for both domestic and international adoptions. For more information, please contact Tiell at jftiell@jfcslouisville.org.

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