CFC Receives National Accreditation

Catholic Family Center Receives National Accreditation Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Contact Information:

  • Contact:

    Maureen McGuire

  • Address:

    1099 Jay Street, Building J, Rochester, NY 14611

  • Phone:

    (585) 339-9800

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Rochester, NY… Catholic Family Center (CFC) has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA) as an intercountry adoption service provider.

The Hague Convention on Protection of Children
The COA, as authorized the by US Department of State, confirms Catholic Family Center is Hague Accredited to provide adoption services in connection with adoptions under The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption through March 31, 2022.

Rigorous evaluation against best practice standards
The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. A group of specially trained volunteer Peer Reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with trustees, staff and clients.

If you are interested in pursuing adoption
Catholic Family Center has been providing adoption services since 1917. The Adoption program provides home studies and post-placement services for international and older/special needs adoptions and is also a placement agency for domestic infant adoptions. Those interested may call (585) 546-7220 x4801, attend an informational meeting held on the third Thursday of each month, or visit for more information.

About The Council on Accreditation
Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. Over 2,000 organizations — voluntary, public, and proprietary; local and statewide; large and small — have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process. Presently, COA has a total of 47 service standards that are applicable to over 125 different types of programs. To learn more about COA, please visit

About Catholic Family Center: Catholic Family Center (CFC) is Greater Rochester’s largest provider of comprehensive family services. Each year we assist tens of thousands of our neighbors, relatives and friends as they work to remain or become healthy, productive, participating members of our community. We serve all people—regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, age, ability or gender. Our programs work together to address the many issues of human need across all stages of life.