These resources provide guidance on critical elements and standards for providing adoption services, including State and local examples.
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Presents standards for accreditation of adoption services for intercountry adoption.
All Children - All Families: Benchmarks of LGBTQ Inclusion
Human Rights Campaign
Describes 10 benchmarks agencies need to merit the HRC Foundation All Children-All Families Seal.
How to Assess the Reputation of Licensed, Private Adoption Agencies
Child Placing Agencies
Georgia Department of Human Services
Reviews requirements for child-placing agencies in Georgia and lists rules and regulations.
Child Placing Agency Standards (PDF - 757 KB)
Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (2019)
Presents standards for child placing agencies in Louisiana.
Minimum Standards for Child Placing Agencies (PDF - 9,298 KB)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (2021)
Provides the minimum standards developed by the administrative procedure of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Minimum Standards for Child-Placing Agencies
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Outlines standards for child-placing agencies in Alabama.
Standards for Child-Placing Agencies
Reports the Kentucky Legislature standards for child placing agencies.