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When did adoptions stop in Guatemala?

When did adoptions stop in Guatemala?

January 1, 2008
Money was the key to international adoption in Guatemala. The country closed to international adoption on January 1, 2008, so that its system could be reformed.

Can you still adopt from Guatemala?

Guatemala allows both single individuals and couples over the age of 25 to adopt. Persons with previous divorces are permitted and welcome to adopt as are persons who already have a child or children in their home. There are also no upper age restrictions to adopt from Guatemala.

Is it possible to adopt a child from Guatemala?

Unless you’re Guatemalan, you can’t adopt a Guatemalan baby now. Before the shutdown, US families adopted about 30,000 Guatemala-born children. One of them is my son, Diego. We met his birth family when I went to get him in 1999. He was five-and-a-half months old.

When was the boom in adoptions in Guatemala?

Diego is almost 17 now, and his connection with Isabel is stronger than ever. We adopted Diego at the start of what turned out to be a boom in Guatemalan adoptions. Now many of the kids born in the late 1990s and early 2000s are growing up and asking questions about their birth families. It’s not always easy to get answers.

Who was involved in an adoption ring in Guatemala?

Edmond Mulet, a former diplomat for the United Nations and a recent presidential candidate in the Guatemalan elections, was accused of participating in an illegal adoption ring in the 1980s when he was a young lawyer.

How old was Diego when he was adopted from Guatemala?

Because our adoption was held up by a corrupt attorney, we spent nine months in Guatemala. We visited his birth mom, Isabel, in Santiago Atitlan several times. We’ve been back every few years. Diego is almost 17 now, and his connection with Isabel is stronger than ever.

Unless you’re Guatemalan, you can’t adopt a Guatemalan baby now. Before the shutdown, US families adopted about 30,000 Guatemala-born children. One of them is my son, Diego. We met his birth family when I went to get him in 1999. He was five-and-a-half months old.

Diego is almost 17 now, and his connection with Isabel is stronger than ever. We adopted Diego at the start of what turned out to be a boom in Guatemalan adoptions. Now many of the kids born in the late 1990s and early 2000s are growing up and asking questions about their birth families. It’s not always easy to get answers.

Because our adoption was held up by a corrupt attorney, we spent nine months in Guatemala. We visited his birth mom, Isabel, in Santiago Atitlan several times. We’ve been back every few years. Diego is almost 17 now, and his connection with Isabel is stronger than ever.

Edmond Mulet, a former diplomat for the United Nations and a recent presidential candidate in the Guatemalan elections, was accused of participating in an illegal adoption ring in the 1980s when he was a young lawyer.