June 2, 2022: Department of State Designates CEAS, Center for Excellence in Adoption Services as AE.
Per an email sent on June 2, 2022 at 4:27pm, DOS said they have designated CAES as an Accrediting Entity.
The email says: “CEAS is the second designated AE, joining the Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. (IAAME), whose designation was renewed on June 2, 2022 for an additional five years”
DOS is announcing the following geographical “jurisdictions” for IAAME and for CEAS.
CEAS’s jurisdiction comprises the following regions/states:
Region 1 – New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region 2 – Northeast and Caribbean: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Region 3 – Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Region 5 – Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Region 6 – Heartland: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Region 10 – Northwest Arctic: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
National Capital: Washington, DC
IAAME’s jurisdiction comprises the following regions/states:
Region 4 – Southeast Sunbelt: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Region 7 – Greater Southwest: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Region 8 – Rocky Mountain: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Region 9 – Pacific Rim: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam