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We at Adopolis believe that the gift of children enriches the world. We are pleased that you are considering the possibility of becoming an adoptive parent. We know that each family is unique, which makes each adoption unique. Our Mission is to provide accessible adoption services and education to prospective adoptive parents, birth parents and children throughout the world, recognizing the importance of family life. Adopolis is a nonprofit organization founded to serve children throughout the world. Adopolis’ staff has over 30 years of experience assisting in adoption placements and serving children and families. Adopolis is licensed to perform home studies in the District of Columbia. We partner with child and family advocacy organizations to create and expand opportunities for children to have permanent families. We are members of the Joint Council on International Children's Services. On March 28, 2013, Adopolis was notifed that we have received renewal of our Hague Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation as authorized by the U.S. Department of State. Hague Accreditation attests that Adopolis is in substantial compliance with the Hague Convention Accreditation Standards. Adopolis’ Hague Accreditation expiration date has been extended to March 31, 2017. Since its founding Adopolis has always been practicing at the highest standards and we will continue our standard of excellence under the requirements of the Hague Convention. To learn more about the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, please visit the Office of Children's Issues, US Department of State or download A Guide for Prospective Adoptive Parents. Our services are available anywhere there is a child, a birth parent and a prospective adoptive family in need of assistance. For this purpose Adopolis works with experienced, committed and licensed adoption service providers across the world to extend services and provide personalized and close support through the adoption process and afterward. Adopolis programs are in full compliance with local laws and procedures in each country. Our programs are open to all families but we especially encourage adoption in these countries by families originally from or with family ties to these countries. In addition we can assist families who wish to adopt in other countries. Adopolis will be pleased to inform you about waiting children. Usually these children are special needs, or are older children and sibling groups. Sometimes the special needs are manageable and treatable. Some sibling groups include children of one or both gender(s) with ages between 1 year old and up. Photos and short descriptions of currently available children can be seen on the waiting children page hosted by our partner agency, New Beginnings. More information on the children can be provided upon request. We at Adopolis would love to serve you and enrich your parenting experience. Please visit our new Facebook page to meet some of our past and current adoptive families. Sincerely yours,
Constanza Cardoso-Schultz, MSW
President and CEO, Adopolis
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA's website.