Hague Accreditation

We are Hague accredited by the Council on Accreditation to provide international incoming and outgoing adoptions since 2008.

The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting body approved by the United States Department of State to conduct Hague accreditation and approval reviews, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague accreditation or approval or renewal of Hague accreditation or approval. 

The Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, better known as Hague, is an international treaty designed to protect children, birth families, and adoptive families by prohibiting child trafficking and setting up strict standards for international adoptions. In February 2008 the United States ratified Hague. By April 1, 2008, all international adoption agencies working legally within the US for the completion of Hague Convention Country adoptions had to be Hague accredited. Premier Adoption Agency received one-year temporary accreditation at that time and then continued work on the process of achieving full accreditation.

Our full accreditation means that international home study and adoptive clients of Premier Adoption Agency can be sure that all of our services are handled in the best interests of the child. Our international packet and disclosures give the adoptive parents full transparency so that they can be aware of fees and risks and any other information they will need to help them successfully complete their adoption and parent their adoptive child. Adoptive parents also take part in extensive training to help them be as prepared as possible for the adoption experience. Please contact us if you have any questions about Hague or our adoption agency requirements.


Meet Premier’s Caring Team

Working with Premier Adoption, many of our birth mothers and adoptive families often comment how close we are here. It is a blessing to not only feel fulfilled in the work we do, but to enjoy the company of each other. Our staff is like family. We each have our roles and responsibilities, but we all realize that the mission we are set out to accomplish is only possible with love and harmony for each other. You are welcome to take a moment and learn what an amazing group of individuals we are lucky enough to work with.

The Rest Of Our Team

Ellen Sorensen – Outreach Coordinator / Educator

Meredith Turner – Adoption Social Worker/ Las Vegas Area Supervisor

Hannah West – Adoption Social Worker in Las Vegas

Jamie Selby – Adoption Social Worker in Northern Nevada

Teri Lockie – Adoption Social Worker in Northern Nevada

Lori Jo Leonard – Adoption Social Worker in Arizona

Stephenne Berger – Adoption Social Worker in Arizona

Bill Davis – Social Worker

Stu Fredlund – Social Worker

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