Georgia adoption agency closing after suspension


A Georgia-based agency active in international adoptions has decided to go out of business after being punished with a 90-day suspension over allegations of improper documentation in its operations in Congo.

In a letter to its client families, One World Adoption Services of Sugar Hill, Georgia, said that because of the suspension, "our continued operation as an agency is no longer feasible."

The letter said the families would be provided with referrals to other agencies that would accept transfers of pending cases. One World, founded in 2003, was working on adoptions from Belize, Bulgaria, Brazil, Latvia and Ukraine, as well as Congo.

The suspension was ordered by the New York-based Council on Accreditation, the authority designated by the State Department to monitor and accredit adoption agencies that operate abroad.

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