Sunday, August 17, 2008

US Department of State...Notice Concerning Transfer of Pending Convention Cases to Hague Accredited/Approved ASPs

US Department of State...Notice Concerning Transfer of Pending Convention Cases to Accredited/Approved ASPs

This is taken directly from the US Department of State Web Page...Notice Concerning Transfer of Pending Convention Cases to Accredited/Approved ASPs

Adoption service providers (ASPs) that have been denied accreditation or approval may have pending adoption cases that are now, or will likely become, Convention cases before they can be brought to a conclusion. Such ASPs are urged to transfer any such cases expeditiously to an accredited, temporarily accredited or approved ASP. ASPs that have been denied accreditation or approval should activate their plans for transferring pending Convention cases to accredited, temporarily accredited, or approved ASPs in a timely and transparent manner, including refunding fees to prospective adoptive parents for services not yet provided. (All ASPs that applied for accreditation or approval provided a plan pursuant to 22 CFR 96.33(e) for transferring cases in the event an agency cannot see them to completion. Applicants for temporary accreditation were to have such a plan pursuant to 22 CFR 96.104(k).) Whether a transferred case may proceed on the same track it was on prior to the transfer to an accredited, temporarily accredited or approved ASP will depend largely on the facts of the case, the requirements of the country of origin and the regulations of the state in which the new ASP is located.

5 comments:

jennifer said...

Hope you had a great weekend. Sorry I missed the chat again. I just can't seem to be around on Saturday mornings!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Hope you had a Great Trip...
Have a Great Week..

Amy said...

Oh the twists and turns of this road!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Wha?!?!?! What does that MEAN? "a case by case basis?"

Oh, and what happens on Saturday mornings? Am I invited?

Steffie B. said...

I'm getting impatient! lol