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It's official...our agency is great!
Monday, September 18, 2006
Well, it is official. Our agency has gained NGO registration.

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Huge and happy news. Not sure which number we were but certainly our agency was within the first 10 to 15 to get the coveted NGO.

Now we can't jump the gun just yet. Although this is a dramatic step, our agency (along with all the other ones who now have their NGO) must still wait to get reaccredited. And for that to happen we all must wait for Government Decision No. 268 (the decree that stipulates how accreditation is done) to be modified. For the gory details on this read my previous post "The Whole NGO".

But this is a major milestone and to maintain our positive outlook both Stef and I are celebrating (not to mention congratulating our agency who once again has shown itself to be totally on the ball).
posted by Steveg @ 12:57 AM  
10 Comments:
  • At 1:06 PM, Blogger Mary said…

    Great news! One more step in the right direction.

     
  • At 1:19 PM, Blogger Debbie said…

    Awesome news Steve. Congratz!

     
  • At 4:35 PM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…

    Congrats on NGO. What agency are you using? I hope it is soon for ours.

     
  • At 5:53 PM, Blogger Steveg said…

    Stef and I are adhering to a pretty strict policy of not mentioning either our homestudy or placement agency on this blog.

    It is CERTAINLY not that we are unhappy with either. In fact it's quite the opposite. But you never know who reads a blog and we wish to maintain a bit of anonymity for the folks we are dealing with. We just think this is a good practice and fair to those folks (also why I typically mention friends merely by their initial rather than name).

    However, if you email either of us we are more than willing to let you know the agency name. We've been delighted with both, so we'll highly recommend them as well.

     
  • At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So how can I go about emailing you?

     
  • At 12:24 PM, Blogger Suz said…

    Wonderful news! Maybe our agency will be right behind you. Celebrate for sure!

     
  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger yorkiemom said…

    To email us, just view my blogger profile and click on the email linkin the contact section on the left. We'll be more than happy to answer any of your questions in more detail via private email.

     
  • At 6:08 PM, Blogger Irshlas said…

    Congratulations! What a major hurdle over..... here's hoping to a fast process acreditation process. I'm sure your agency will fly through with glorious colors!!
    Best wishes

     
  • At 9:30 PM, Blogger Jenni said…

    Yay! Glad to hear that things are falling into place! Having switched agencies during the adoption process (we LOVED our second agency), I know how important it is to feel completely confident in the people who are helping you find your child. Congratulations to both you and your agency on the great news!

     
  • At 10:52 PM, Blogger mother said…

    That is good news, no I mean GREAT news. I didn't read yesterday's blog as I talked to you the day before, but now I see I need to check every day!
    I noticed this has generated a lot of excitement among other blog readers/prospective adoptive parents. No wonder since it is an important step. Once more Congratulations!!
    Love, Mother

     
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