Help Support Our Efforts
Your donations to Adoption Associates are vital to our success in providing outreach and education about the benefits of adoption here in the United States, supporting and developing programs internationally, and placing children with special needs into permanent homes.
MEET OUR TEAM
We are committed to making adoption the best it can be, and employ highly experienced and educationally qualified staff.
MEET OUR BOARD
Richard Van Deelen – President
Founding Director, Adoption Associates, Inc.
Michelle Dykema – Vice President/Secretary
Executive Director, Adoption Associates, Inc.
Scott Patton – Treasurer
Government Consulting, Plante & Moran
Maintenance/Facilities Manager, Gordon Food Service
Director of Organizational Development, LAFCU
through the Council on Accreditation
COA works with the U.S. Department of State to make certain that adoption service providers have put in place safeguards to ensure intercountry adoptions take place ethically, in the best interests of children.
What does this mean for you?
As a status, Hague Accreditation signifies that an agency meets the standards founded in the Convention, the Intercountry Adoption Act, and the Universal Accreditation Act. This status indicates that COA has concluded that the agency or person conducts services in substantial compliance with the standards, and that COA monitors and oversees its performance.
- Child Placing Agency License from the State of Michigan
- Accreditation in China
- Certification of Registration and License in Ethiopia