Increase in Fees for Accrediting Entities
From the U.S. Department of State Office of Children’s Issues
Approved Fee Schedules for Accrediting Entities, IAAME and CEASOctober 26, 2022
In accordance with the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, the Department has approved a revised fee schedule for the Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. (IAAME) and a new fee schedule for Center for Excellence in Adoption Services (CEAS). The Department’s role with respect to approving accrediting entity (AE) fees is to confirm they meet legal and regulatory requirements under 22 CFR 96.8. IAAME and CEAS demonstrated to the Department’s satisfaction that the total fees collected under the approved schedule of fees will not exceed the full costs of accreditation or approval and reflects appropriate consideration of the relative size, geographic location, and volume of intercountry adoption cases of adoption service providers (ASPs) within its respective jurisdictions.
The Department has also approved the required systems, policies, and procedures for CEAS, which will assume the AE role with authority to accredit, approve, monitor, and oversee ASPs in its assigned jurisdiction as of December 1, 2022. The approved fee schedules for both Accrediting Entities (AEs) will go into effect on December 1, 2022 and will apply to ASPs within each AE’s assigned jurisdiction.
For more information about each AE’s jurisdiction and transition planning, please see the Department’s June 2, 2022 notice.
Both AEs will provide more information for ASPs regarding the operational aspects of implementing the fee schedules.
Approved Fee Schedules for Accrediting Entities, IAAME and CEAS
INDIA ADOPTION REGULATIONS 2022
October 21, 2022
CARA has published the new Adoption Regulations 2022, which include several changes that may affect prospective adoptive parents. For PAPs currently in the adoption process, and those considering starting an adoption from India, we advise you to review the full regulations on CARA’s website: http://cara.nic.in/
India Travel Ban
India has shut down travel until mid-April. Please read this release for more information. If this affects you or you have questions about how COVID-19 will change the adoption process, your adoption coordinator would be happy to take your call at 303-691-0808. Thank you in advance for your patience with us. Stay healthy!
The excitement has been spread! The news is out! IAN is having a SUMMER PICNIC!
We would like to invite all families to join us as we celebrate the history and future of IAN! Whether you have completed your adoption, are in the middle of your adoption journey or are just starting, IAN would love to have you there! This is a great opportunity to meet other families in all stages of adoption and meet the IAN team! We are very excited to have Karla (adoption coordinator) from Ohio and Anu (India facilitator) from India flying in to celebrate with us!
IAN will be providing picnic style food and drinks, balloon animals, face painting and more! Centennial Center Park has lots of activities for everyone! There is a splash pad to cool off in, a big playground with a tree house, rock-climbing area, toddler play parks, sand digging, and so much more!
To learn more about the park IAN is having their event at please click here
Suggested items to bring:
- Lawn Chairs
- Picnic blankets
- Water Bottle
Please bring your family and friends to join in on the fun!
Date: August 31st, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Centennial Center Park, 13050 E Peakview Ave Centennial Colorado 80111
RSVP by: August 16th 2019, Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and share how many people will be joining you and if there are any food allergies.
We can’t wait to celebrate with everyone!