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Children's Home Society & Family Services Achieves Full Hague Accreditation
Date:2/29/2008

SILVER SPRING, Md. and ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on Accreditation has granted Children's Home Society & Family Services' application for full Hague Accreditation pursuant to the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA). This achievement of Hague Accreditation demonstrates CHSFS' commitment to the children and families both in the United States and abroad.

The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, a multilateral treaty signed by the U.S., requires international adoption service providers to be accredited, supported and monitored. Hague regulations establish uniform requirements and ensure sound ethical practices designed to protect children, birthparents and adoptive parents from the vagaries of a complicated process.

"Children's Home Society & Family Services has been practicing at the level set by the Hague Convention for many years. In the interest of children around the world who deserve permanency, we are pleased that others in the adoption field will be held to these rigorous standards," says Madonna King, president and CEO of Children's Home Society & Family Services.

To learn more about the international adoption programs of Children's Home Society & Family Services, go to http://www.chsfs.org. To learn more about with the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, go to http://travel.state.gov/pdf/JCICS_fact_sheet.pdf.

About Children's Home Society & Family Services: Since 1889, Children's Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS) has met the needs of children and families through our adoption, child abuse and neglect prevention, early childhood education, and comprehensive family services. As a statewide non- profit 501(c)(3) organization, CHSFS is committed to help children thrive, and to build, strengthen and sustain individual, family and community life. For more information, please log on to http://www.chsfs.org or call 651-646-7771.


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