Who We Are

IAAME is designated as an Accrediting Entity (AE), under the authority of the Secretary, and as allowed by 22 CFR 96.7(a) to Accredit agencies and Approve persons to provide intercountry adoption services in the United States.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization operated by staff with extensive experience in providing child welfare services, administering child welfare standards, contracting, licensing, monitoring, and both domestic and intercountry adoption services.

Mission Statement

The mission of Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. (IAAME) is to ensure that intercountry adoptions are conducted in a non-exploitive, transparent, and ethical manner and conform with existing regulations, statutes, and requirements in the best interests of children and families.  


Our Core Values

Child safety, data-driven innovation, and sustainability

Accrediting Entity Responsibilities:

As an Accrediting Entity, IAAME is responsible for performing tasks related to intercountry adoption accreditation and approval.  Information regarding Accrediting Entity’s role and responsibilities may be found by visiting adoption.state.gov: The Accreditation Process