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Guatemala Re-Opening? Well……kinda

The National Council of Adoptions for Guatemala is seeking to open a 2-year pilot adoption program with four countries.  This new pilot program will be limited in the number of children placed, and will focus on harder-to-place children. The new program will not resemble the old program that placed very young infants through private attorneys.

Adoptions from Guatemala were suspended January 1, 2008, due to concern with the lack of government oversight, and very poor practices of some attorneys, agencies, and orphanages. The important question to ask now is, “Will the US State Department apply to be one of the 4 countries involved with this new pilot program?”  Unless a decision is made very soon, the US will miss this opportunity to participate in this new program.  We will keep you updated as this situation develops.

Information taken from Rainbow Kids

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December 4, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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