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Adoption STAR is HAGUE ACCREDITED. We are extremely pleased to notify you that the Council on Accreditation (COA) has granted Adoption STAR’s application for Hague Accreditation pursuant to the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA). Prospective adoptive parents considering an international adoption should know that, in order to be accredited, Adoption STAR has been evaluated based on comprehensive standards contained in the accreditation regulations. All adoptions from Convention countries MUST involve an adoption service provider that is accredited.
Please note that over 300 agencies applied for Hague Accreditation and only approximately half of those agencies received accreditation by the Department of State announcement on February 29, 2008. Adoption STAR is proud to be among the first few agencies nationwide to have accomplished this.
We welcome you to join Adoption STAR in your journey toward international adoption. We offer programs in Hague and Non-Hague countries.
From the moment you begin the paperwork to the time you return home with your child, the Adoption STAR Family Advocates are there to guide you through the international adoption process. These social workers can assist you by providing translators during your trip abroad, facilitate foreign court proceedings and guide you through the necessary immigration steps before you return to the United States.
We are proud to share that Adoption STAR is an agency with one of the highest educational standards. Adoption STAR will be available to you during your educational process. While your education begins pre-adoption, it is important for you to know that it continues post adoption as well. Educated adoptive parents will tell you that adoption is a life long process. Whether you adopt from a Hague country or not, the Adoption STAR educational program has been instituted to enable you to succeed and compliments and assists in completing your educational requirements.
After you return with your child, you can participate in our post adoption counseling, mentoring and social networks services. Through numerous events and get-togethers with other adoptive families, you’ll be able to benefit from the continued support we offer to families after the adoption process is successfully completed.
One of the unique features about Adoption STAR has always been committed to adoptees and their families long after the adoption has been finalized. Adoption STAR believes that having an understanding of his/her birth heritage beginning with childhood helps an adoptee to succeed in life by giving him/her a positive appreciation for his/her dual heritage. Adoption STAR has built a solid reputation in the adoption community on providing top-quality post-adoption services for adoptees and their families.
We encourage each adoptive family to take advantage of the many opportunities for learning, growth, and enrichment in order to enhance their family’s overall international adoption experience. We hope you will consider Adoption STAR as your international adoption agency.
For more information on the international options, please fill out this form to receive an Registration Packet. Thank you for your interest in Adoption STAR.
You may also request a registration packet by calling 866-691-3300 or email us