On this particular Russian adoption group thread I responded to a couple who were wondering which agency to choose. Most people were telling them to choose an accredited agency and to avoid non-accredited agencies like the plague.
I think one thing that needs to be brought up is that the agencies that are currently accredited could lose their accreditation when it expires this year and not receive it back right away.
Another consideration is that the unaccredited agencies that are next up for accreditation in the spring ( http://www.jcics.org/Russia.htm ) would be the agencies that would be guaranteed the longest accreditation time. I do not know exactly which of the last 18 or so agencies will receive accreditation in the spring, but if you are just starting it might be to your advantage to wait for these or to use an agency that was just recently accredited.
This was the response I received from a particular individual:
“I find your logic about agencies that are currently accredited possibly not receiving reaccreditation right away, unnecessary and flawed.
If we use the two examples of agencies recently reaccredited, it would seem others will receive theirs in a timely fashion as well. I am not sure why you would make such a statement. Is it only to spread unwanted fear into a community that is already "always on egg shells"?
If it is to be "realistic", then I find your view to be rather pessimistic.”...Hmmmm… Did I sound pessimistic and like I was spreading fear??
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