Thursday, July 23, 2009

TAKEN FROM JIM'S FRUA POST...

On July 20, 2009, the Russian Federal Ministry of Education & Science (MoE) revoked (terminated) three U.S.-based foreign adoption agencies' Permits for Adoption Activity. A Permit for Adoption Activity is what used to be called "accreditation" in Russia. A permit revocation means that the agencies' Russian representatives no longer have authority to perform adoption work within Russia. Today, the Russian MoE posted the revocation orders on its main official website. The following are links to those orders, in Russian language: Order No. 260 - Cradle Society (USA) Order No. 261 - Cradle of Hope Adoption Center (USA) Order No. 262 - Nightlight Christian Adoptions (USA) Of the three, only the permit held by Nightlight Christian Adoptions was in a suspended status. Cradle of Hope's permit was suspended in June 2008 and then reinstated in December 2008. In April, the Russian federal government enacted a revision to the rules governing Permits for Adoption Activity, which are contained in Government Decision No. 654 of November 4, 2006 (GD#654). The changes specify that an agency must wait 12 months following permit revocation before they can apply for a new permit. In cases of revocation due to a gross violation of the Russian law, an agency may never reapply. The revocation order for Cradle Society cites a failure to comply with point 21 of GD#654. This paragraph requires the agency to report, within a week, any change of address, representative personnel, phone number, change in state licensing status, reorganization, or anything else that impacts their ability to place children. The revocation order for Cradle of Hope Adoption Center cites a failure to comply with point 25, subpoint "б" of GD#654. This is a recently revised paragraph that requires the agency to report to the MoE, within 5 days, about the death, abuse, failure to adapt to the family, disruption, or re-placement of an adopted child. The revocation order for Nightlight Christian Adoptions cites a failure to comply with point 25, subpoint "б" of GD#654. This is a recently revised paragraph that requires the agency to report to the MoE, within 5 days, about the death, abuse, failure to adapt to the family, disruption, or re-placement of an adopted child.

ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS SUCKS SAND......

3 comments:

Jim said...

Yep. It does. I actually really don't like having to post stuff like that, but it's news and people need to know.

Hevel Cohen said...

It sucks that these agencies failed to keep the laws that kept them in the country or that the families putting their money and trust in these agencies losing possibly both due to the agencies failing to keep laws?

I assume that you didn't mean it sucks that Russia did keep its own laws.

Adopting through agencies is always so risky, wish there were other ways. :-(

Jojo, Julz, Jules said...

Hevel,
What sucks is that CRADLE OF HOPE, which is the agency I used twice, was working so hard to rebuild after being suspended...(That is a long story)It sucks for the dear friends that work in Russia with my agency. It is their ONLY means of support. COH is one of the very few agency that brings older children yearly from Biro, and what will happen to those children. It sucks that families may not have reported to the agencies about changes with the children they adopted.
American agencies are trying sooo hard to follow the laws. This law that COH allegedly didn't follow was brought into place in April. It sucks that these are children we are talking about, babies, toddlers, special needs, and older children...
I keep in touch with my agency even though I am wayyyy finished adopting. I know they are doing everything possible to follow the law.
For a million reasons, this sucks sand!