BAAS INTERNATIONAL – SINCE 1984
We find and support loving, able families for orphaned or abandoned children and improve the educational opportunities and health of impoverished children worldwide.
Catching up with Lisa Clark!
It’s been a busy couple of months here at BAAS and I wanted to take a moment to quickly update you! Firstly, I want to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who has welcomed me to BAAS and helped with our (ongoing) transition. It has been incredible to join such a caring community. I can’t wait to meet even more of the BAAS family and continue to build this organization, our programs, and services together.
Our first order of business since I came on board has been working on our Hague re-accreditation paperwork. For those who don’t know, the Council on Accreditation has a two-part renewal process – a self-study and a site visit. I’m happy to report that, after many, many coffee and chocolate fueled hours of work, we finally submitted our self-study last week!
Fundraising Gala serving children worldwide
Thank you to everyone who joined Bay Area Adoption Services International in honor of National Adoption Month in November, 2015 at Carolands Chateau. We had a wonderful time uniting as a community and coming together to support our child welfare programs world wide. We hope to see you at our next event. Click below to see highlights from this memorable evening.
BAY AREA ADOPTION SERVICES – SUCCESS STORY
After marrying in 2011 and taking a trip around the world, we considered adoption as a means to build our family. We saw the need first hand in places like East Africa; greatly affected, we believed international adoption might make sense for us. We attended BAAS Saturday adoption class to learn more. We began the long paperwork process, still unsure if we really wanted to do this. Janet Shirley, BAAS Oversees Program Coordinator, spoke with us about their new pilot program in Uganda. She forewarned us it wouldn’t be an easy road. Maybe the stars were aligning but we looked at each other and said, let’s do it!
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website.