PEAR has received a confirmed report that Huminska's Anioly, an agency providing adoption services for families adopting from Poland, has received a temporary suspension from COA. The suspension is for 30 days during which time HA may not assist in any Hague adoptions. HA is making arrangements under the Hague Regulations to transfer cases to another provider if client's adoption plans will be negatively impacted by the suspension. If you have any problems or questions that HA is not adequately addressing, please contact Jayne Schmidt: 866-262-8088 ext. 203.
Notice of the suspension should be published on the DOS adoptions webpages shortly under "News": http://adoption.state.gov
Update 3/7/2012 3:42 pm EST: The following Notice was published on the DOS website today, please note that the DOS Notice does not specify a 30 day suspension, it states the suspension will continue until corrective action has been completed:
Adverse Action taken by Council on Accreditation towards Huminska's Anioly, Inc.
On March 2, 2012, the Council on Accreditation (COA) made the decision to temporarily suspend Huminska's Anioly, Inc. for failing to maintain substantial compliance with the Hague accreditation standards. Huminska's Anioly, Inc. is a Hague accredited adoption service provider; however, they are authorized to operate in both Hague and non-Hague countries. This agency currently operates in Poland. During this suspension, Huminska's Anioly, Inc. must cease to provide all adoption services in connection with cases covered under the Hague Convention. If you have an open case with this agency, please contact the adoption service provider directly to find out how the suspension will affect your adoption services. Please note that according to U.S. regulations, this suspension will not affect this adoption service provider's ability to work in non-Hague countries.
The suspension will begin on March 6, 2012 and conclude when the accrediting entity has determined that the adoption service provider has completed the corrective action. Updated information will be provided on the adoption.state.gov website.
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