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This program is: Closed

Please review the U.S. State Department's statement on the News regarding Intercountry Adoptions from Guatemala and the Hague Convention for more information on the Guatemalan Adoption Process. Guatemala has currently suspended the adoption process in order to create a Central Authority to process adoptions, which will make Guatemala Hague Compliant. Once the Central Authority has been created and the new process identified, Guatemalan Adoptions are expected to continue under the new process. Adoptive parents interested in adopting a child from Guatemala should use extreme caution when moving forward at this time.

In recent years, Guatemalan court rulings on proposed changes to adoption procedures have resulted in program delays, and may do so again in the future; however, the program remains attractive to Americans because children may become available for adoption at very young ages and infants available for adoption are often cared for by foster families. In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 32 children from Guatemala. Older and special needs children are also available for adoption. Children may reside in orphanages or foster care.

Visit the Adoption Directory for Guatemala Adoption Agencies and other professionals and services.

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Travel required: No; if parents choose to travel, the in-country stay is approx. 4 days.

Convention Country?: Yes.

Singles accepted: Yes

Other: Prior to approval for adoption, a DNA test done by a facility authorized by U.S. authorities must be done to prove the relinquishing mother-child connection; an additional DNA tests, comparing the original sample to a sample collected at the end of the process, is now required by U.S. authorities, to ensure that the child leaving Guatemala is the same child in which the paperwork was processed for. Guatemala does not required post-placement Social Worker Visits.

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Caroline Ahmed - 3 months ago
My name is Caroline Ahmed from New York,After 6 years of marriage with no child i finally I got pregnant Glory to God almighty my Dear sister am writing to you to share with you what the Mallam Abudu Has done, I said to myself that I will testify when the Mallam Abudu does this with herbal medicine ,I emailed you for a request of your pregnancy medicine last year after seeing the testimonies of other ladies on a website online I decided to put my faith and come in agreement with you.Your pregnancy medicine and You prayed for me we agreed for me to conceive, Hallelujah!! Yes I did conceive two months after and I am now 4 months pregnant Glory to the Almighty God. I know I will have a smooth and easy delivery him. xxxx Or whatsapp them on xxxxx784 #1
Dr Sherry - 9 months ago
Are you interested in adoption, but not sure where to begin? Our Center receives numerous inquiries daily from prospective adoptive parent(s) who desire information about the adoption process, as well as information about our services including domestic adoptions, open adoptions, and pregnant adoptions etc. As some inquiries are from prospective adoptive parent(s) who are "considering" adoption, and others are from prospective adoptive parent(s) who are "actively pursuing" an adoption plan,contact us now on:xxxx Website: or call xxxxx87924 now for further details. #2
sir rajski - 11 months ago
Hello to those of you looking for baby to adopt, I'm Mr rajski tadeusz by name,lots have a set of twins, boy and girl here, they don't have all it takes to take care of them as they have made their decision to put them for adoption,During their pregnancy they had used no drugs, cigarette or alcohol. interested couples looking forward to adopt the babies should please contact:(xxxx) , they don't just want the little children to suffer anymore please HELP by coming to take them from us thank you very much.. #3
Sandra - 11 months ago
I am writing this review to tell the entire world how i adopted a child from a Center known as xxxx that i met Online, I was directed to this Adoptive Center by a friend of mine that claimed she adopted a child from them, When i contacted this Center, I was given all the requirements in adopting a baby and after following the due process, The baby in question that i need to adopt was given out to me to mother. I am so happy that i finally had a baby girl that i can call My daughter and she can call me Mother. I adopted this baby because i am suffering from Cancer and My Doctor told me i can't give birth. I will continuing sharing this testimony of mine and let the world know that there is a legit baby center out here where you can adopt a child. For contact and counselling, You can contact the adoptive Center on: xxxx Mobile number: xxxxx #4
Karen - 9 months ago
Hello everyone my name is Karen am from USA all thanks to doctor Zack who helped me to be come pregnant today through the help of this herbs Here is my number if you wish to confirm from me: xxxxx Dr zack thank a lot contact him today via email: xxxx or VIA: WHATSAPP... xxxxx513 #5
Rosie aney - 12 months ago
Hello everyone, i am here to share my testimony on how i conceived my baby. i have been married to my husband for 18years without no issue.i had problems with my in-laws even my husband started to have new affairs aside our marriage. it was a very terrible thing to bear. i became a laughing stock among my pear, i prayed and fasted and nothing happened. i was now seen as always unhappy.i was even ready to pack out of my marital home and stay on my own because my husband was not given me any attention that i needed from him. i decided to focus on my job and try to live happy on my own. on this faithful day, i decided to check the net for updates on healthy living and i came across a story of a man who prophet oba helped his wife to conceive a baby. i decided to put a try because this has been my greatest problem in life. today i am a proud mom with two son. words will not be enough to explained what this man did for me.i am a happy mother,i know there is someone in same condition and you #6
adoption - 12 months ago
“A single birth mother who’s pregnancy was unplanned and now she has a baby girl. The baby is just 1month and days old. The birth mother feels her baby will be best with a loving, caring, kind and accepting adoptive family, couple of single parent of any race, to adopt this baby ”EMAIL CONTACT IMMEDIATELY FOR RESPONSE ON ADOPTION: federickagency AT G M A I L (dot) com /She HAS put baby for adoption. If anyone is interested, kindly contact me by email. Her name is Kate and I’m her Attorney.PM IMMEDIATELY”(xxxx).OR visit the website: sir edwards. #7
Michele - 10 months ago
Is the adoption program closed or open? Interested in adopting. #8
SIR THOMPSOM - 1 year ago
“A single birth mother who’s pregnancy was unplanned and now she has a baby girl. The baby is just 1month and days old. The birth mother feels her baby will be best with a loving, caring, kind and accepting adoptive family, couple of single parent of any race, to adopt this baby ”EMAIL CONTACT: (federickagency @ xxxxxx . com) She HAS put baby for adoption. If anyone is interested, kindly contact me by email. Her name is Kate and I’m her Attorney.”(xxxx). sir edwards #9
Christina - 2 years ago
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My husband and I have a 14 year old Niece living in Guatemala (remote area). She lives with her mother (my husband's sister). Her opportunities are now limited that she finished elementary and now that she is developing into a beautiful young lady, she is at risk at being further harassed by local men. If she stays, her options will be so limited due to extreme poverty, no educational opportunity, risk of being hurt, and she has so much potential. We have bonded with her greatly each year we go to visit. Her mom and our niece have agreed for her to be adopted by us as our daughter. However, as I am doing research. I was caught by surprise that adoption is closed from Guatemala? Has this law recently changed, any updates, can we adopt now under special circumstances? What are our options? #10
thompson - 1 year ago
hello i am sir thompson edwards, It is adoption awareness week, and in Hull there are 16 children waiting for permanent families. We urgently needs new adopters family to provide a loving family care if you’re thinking about starting the adoption process then please get in contact with us at: (xxxx) sir thompson edwards #11
Cris - 1 year ago
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I want to adopt a baby from Guatemala when are they going to start letting us adopt. I m us female and can't have a baby and my boy friend has his prement visa and is from Guatemala how hard is it to get a baby ? Can someone tell me we have done ask but done get far? #12
Michele - 1 year ago
I am interested in adopting a baby. I am 42 an not able to have a baby myself. I am able to care for the child Sir Thompson. #13
Guest - 1 year ago
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Since it's a family adoption, she should be able to come here by visa and her mom sign rights to you as a legal guardian. #14

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