Guatemalan adoptions by United States parents

in Transnational Crime

In fiscal year 2008, parents in the United States adopted 4,123 from Guatemala, making the country the number one source of international adoptions in the U.S.

Due to concerns over corruption, bribery, and child trafficking, Guatemala changed its polices regarding adoptions.

In fiscal year 2011, only 32 children were adopted from Guatemala by U.S. parents.

Source: Alan Greenblatt, ” Fewer Babies Available For Adoption By U.S. Parents,” NPR, November 17, 2011.

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