The AP reports that the adoption industry in Guatemala is worth $100 Million.
A Guatemalan human smuggling ring was charging people between $1,200 to $3,700 to smuggle them into the United States. The organization was smuggling up to 100 humans to Los Angeles each week.
Voice of America News has an article highlighting the black market trade in adoptions that is currently taking place in Guatemala. Every year, thousands of people from the United States visit the Central American nation of Guatemala, not just for tourism, but to adopt babies. Last year, more than 4,000 Guatemalan children were adopted by… Continue reading Illegal Adoptions in Guatemala