Wednesday, December 8, 2010

DOS Adoption Alert: Guatemala

Adoption Alert
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Office of Children’s Issues

Special Advisor for Children's Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs to Travel to Guatemala

December 7, 2010

On December 6, 2010 the Department of State issued the following media note:

"Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs is visiting Guatemala December 7 to 11 for meetings on intercountry adoption. She will meet with government officials and nongovernmental adoption stakeholders to discuss the status of U.S. citizen adoption cases that have been pending since the suspension of new adoptions in Guatemala in 2007. She will also discuss Guatemala’s efforts to implement new intercountry adoption safeguards that would provide a path toward future adoption processing. "

The media note is at:

Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.

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