Celebrating Hague accreditation

Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A Christian adoption agency is excited to have received worldwide accreditation.

All God's Children International (AGCI) has achieved Hague Accreditation through the Council on Accreditation, as authorized by the U.S. State Department.

Archer, David (AGCI)Spokesman David Archer tells OneNewsNow it is a milestone that will ensure the protection of orphans adopted through his organization.

"Being Hague-accredited means you can operate in countries that are signatories to Hague, which is the agreement between countries that was enacted to make sure adoptions are done ethically, just to make sure the children are legitimately available to adopt and to protect the children in the whole process," he explains.

AGCI operates in nine countries ranging from China to Africa. Each accredited organization goes through a thorough process, just as people who want to adopt are screened by AGCI. In addition, the agency provides for unadopted children.

"In countries that we worked in last year, we probably touched 10,000 lives through our orphan care efforts, because adoption is not the answer for everybody," Archer shares. "Some children will not be available to adopt, and then there's just the sheer numbers. So we feel it is just as important to work with the children in-country as well."

AGCI provides for orphans' basic needs through sponsorships and sends missionaries to participating countries.

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