About Us

Accreditations and Memberships



COA Haugue

Council on Accreditation (COA)
The council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, not-for-profit, child- and family- service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization.  COA partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.

Hague Accreditation
Our Hague Accreditation assures you that the services we provide meet the highest ethical and professional standards of practice for intercountry adoptions. —those set forth in the HagueConvention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption(HagueAdoption Convention), ratified and enforced by the United States in 2008 and signed by more than 75 countries worldwide.


Minnesota Department of Human Services
LSS Adoption is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The Minnesota Department of Human Services ensures that Minnesota children placed for adoption within the state or across state or international lines benefit from all legal protections and that they and their families receive support and social services to meet their individual needs.


Charities Review Council
LSSMN is a proud to have achieved the “Meets All Standards” report granted by the Charities Review Council. As the largest private, nonprofit social service organization in Minnesota, we value this evaluation as a way of honoring the support of this community and by committing to the highest standards of conduct in our work in Minnesota and worldwide.




Joint Council on International Children’sServices
LSSMN is a proud member of the Joint Council on International Children’s Services. JCICS is one of the largest child welfare organizations and a leading voice on intercountry adoption and children’s services. Joint Council works to ensure that orphaned and vulnerable children can live, grow, and flourish in a family. Advocating for high standards, ethical practices, and child-centric policies, Joint Council educates governments, professionals and families all with a goal of finding a safe, permanent, and loving family for every child.


North American Council on Adoptable Children
Founded in 1974 by adoptive parents, the North American Council on Adoptable Children is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.