These resources provide guidance on critical elements and standards for providing adoption services, including State and local examples.
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.
Subpart F: Standards for Convention Accreditation and Approval
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Provides the Hague provision standards for accrediting agencies and approving persons.
Minimum Standards for Child-Placing Agencies (PDF - 1,683 KB)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Provides the minimum standards developed by the administrative procedure of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Minimum Standards for Foster Family Homes: Principles, Regulations, Procedures (Doc - 468 KB)
Alabama Department of Human Resources (2019)
Presents standards for licensed child placing facilities in Alabama.
Minimum Standards for Licensed, Private Child Placing Agencies
Virginia Register of Regulations
Reports Virginia's minimum standards for licensed private child placing agencies.
Standards for Child-Placing Agencies
Reports the Kentucky Legislature standards for child placing agencies.