At this time, the accreditations of a number of US agencies working in Russia have lapsed. Russia has not yet issued reaccreditations for these agencies, and Joint Council is not aware of the time-frame in which this will happen. If you are just beginning the adoption process, it is recommended that you seek out an agency for which accreditation is current. That list is available at the bottom of this page. Parents who are in the process should rain in contact with their agency and should check this website for updates on the reaccredidation process.