Vereinigte Staaten - zugelassene Organisationen (Arts 10, 11, 12 und 22.3)

U.S. accredited agencies and approved persons will generally perform the case-specific Central Authority duties set forth in Articles 15 through 21, in accordance with Article 22 of the Convention, with the exception of agreement under Article 17 that the adoption may proceed, which must be performed by the Department of State in cases in which the United States is a receiving country. 

In accordance with Articles 13 and 22(3) of the Convention, accredited bodies and approved persons have been designated - see the list of names available on the Department of State’s website at

The following entities are designated to accredit, approve, monitor, and oversee the work of U.S. accredited agencies and approved persons in the United States: 

Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME)
5950 NW 1st Place, Suite 300
Gainesville, FL 32608
T: +1 (888) 241-6930

Center for Excellence in Adoption Services (CEAS)
800 Westchester Avenue, Suite 641-N
Rye Brook, NY 10573
T: +1 (914) 265-2566

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