Intercountry Adoption From Hague and Non-Hague Convention Countries: Complaints
This information was taken directly from Child Welfare Information Gateway
Both Types of Adoption
All accredited and approved providers are required to have a policy for handling complaints. If the person complaining is not satisfied with the provider’s response, there is a web-based complaint registry: http://adoptionusca.state.gov/HCRWeb/WelcomeForm.aspx.
Complaints made through the registry are passed on to the accrediting entity for investigation.
Parents also may complain to their State’s adoption agency licensing authority (see the National Foster Care and Adoption Directory Search at https://www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad for a list) or the Better Business Bureau.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Finding and using postadoption services. Retrieved from https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_postadoption.cfm
Pinderhuges, E., Matthews, J., Deoudes, G., & Pertman, A. (2013). A changing world: Shaping best practices through understanding of the new realities of intercountry adoption. Retrieved from http://adoptioninstitute.org/publications/a-changing-world-shaping-best-practices-through-understanding-of-the-new-realities-of-intercountry-adoption/
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. (2014). Re-homing of adopted children: responsibilities for states and opportunities in the provision of postadoption services. (ACYF-CB-IM-14-02). Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/im1402.pdf
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. (2013). Convention countries. Retrieved from http://adoption.state.gov/hague_convention/countries.php
2 A third way to legally bring an adopted child to reside permanently in the United States is the immediate relative process. For more information, visit http://www.uscis.gov/adoption/immigration-through-adoption/other-adoption-related-immigration.