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One in every 100 Guatemalan children is adopted by an American family, the highest per capita adoption rate in the world, and 95 percent of all Guatemalan children who are adopted go to the U.S. The U.S. State Department says approximately 29,400 Guatemalan children have been adopted by Americans since 1990.


Photo of possibly stolen children from a raid July 18, 2007
Date: 1979-01-01
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Facilitators

Persons: Jorge Mario Sum Santiago (Jorge Sun), Alfonso Cacacho Ralda, Luis Roberto Aragón Hernández, Onelia Estrada Cordón, Susana Luarca (aka Susana de Umana aka Susana Maria Luarca Saracho de Umaña), Ruth Emilsa Alvarado Espana, Lucinda Bautiza (aka Lucinda Bautista), Elia Berdúo Samayoa (judge), Héctor Conrado Valdez, Roxana Marisol Mazariegos López, Milagro Del Carpio (aka Marcia del Carpio), Athanasios Kollias (Teo), Martha Marilú Martínez Escobar aka Marta, Oscar Portillo (aka Oscar Rene Portillo-Donis), Blanca Martinez (aka Blanca Eugenia Martinez Luna de Arce or Rosalina Garcia or Luz Maria Guerra), Monica Janeth Ruiz González de Castañeda, Rosa Claudia Juárez, Dora Zavala (aka Dora Amanda Zavala Navas), Gamaliel Sentes Luna, Aurora González Campo Menes, Lilian Ferrer de Letona, Ruth Emilsa Alvarado Espana, Susana Duarte (aka Susana Duarte González), Mireya de Gonzalez (lawyer), Lucila Hernández Oscal, Sandra Gonzalez, Clifford Phillips

Location

Guatemala, Guatemala
Guatemala
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U.S. Demand for Adoptions Spurs Baby Trade in Guatemala1979-04-17
AMERICAN HELD IN SALE OF GUATEMALAN CHILDREN1981-10-28
BABIES STOLEN OR BOUGHT IN LATIN AMERICA FOR SALE ABROAD1988-09-02
New Forms of Violence Against Children: A Report on the Trafficking of Children and International Adoptions in Guatemala [Draft]1994-01-01
RED TAPE BARS PARENTS FROM GUATEMALAN CHILD1994-03-07
AGENCY ACCUSED OF CHARGE FOR FALSE ADOPTIONS 1996-09-14
N.Y. SUSPENDS ADOPTION AGENCY1997-03-20
From Guatemala, an international network of child trafficking1997-09-20
Selling Babies, an interview with Bruce Harris1997-10-09
Guatemalan prostitutes tell bitter tales of bondage and baby trade1997-11-02
Human Rights Office of the Archbishop of Guatemala joined the Defense of the Director of Casa Alianza1997-11-05
INFORMATION ABOUT ADOPTION CASES OF ASSISTED BY CASA ALIANZA1998-01-01
Sales of Guatemala Babies1999-07-15
U.N. studies international adoptions in Guatemala 1999-07-19
GUATEMALA: TIGHTER ADOPTION CONTROLS URGED1999-07-28
Buy Buy Baby: 'Children available: newborns, healthy, male and female'1999-08-27
Adoption and the Rights of the Child in Guatemala by ILPEC Guatemala for UNICEF2000-01-01
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography [Guatemala]2000-01-27
Guatemala starts crackdown on illegal baby trade2000-04-05
THE BUSINESS OF SELLING BABIES? 2000-06-04
Guatemala babies 'sold to highest bidders'2000-06-13
Guatemala's baby business2000-09-01
Casa Alianza Presentation to the United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of the Child2000-09-22
The Children of Guatemala2000-10-28
Special Report: International Adoption from Americas.org [Latin America]2000-11-01
The Baby Business - Guatemala (video)2000-11-01
Babies for Export - Guatemala (Journeyman documentary)2000-11-07
Police raid on Guatemala home nets 21 babies readied for illegal adoption 2001-01-01
Freedom of speech goes on trial in Guatemala [opinion]2002-07-28
Agency, Families at Odds Over Adoptions 2003-04-27
The Cabal to Silence Bruce Harris [opinion]2004-01-18
Guatemala Attorney Blanca Martinez banned2004-04-22
TRAFFICKING IN CHILDREN IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN2004-07-01
Oscar Rene Portillo-Donis banned from USE2004-08-09
Guatemala - Attacks on Justice [International Commission of Jurists report]2005-01-01
CASA ALIANZA LEGAL ADVISOR MURDERED2005-09-12
How Sylvia and Jocelyn became Amaya Grace Webb2005-10-13
The business of adoption2005-11-20
Making “American” Families: Transnational Adoption and U.S. Latin America Policy2006-01-01
Couples Rush For Guatemala Adoptions2006-07-26
Marta Marilu Martinez Escobar banned from US Embassy2006-08-14
Guatemala system is scrutinized as Americans rush in to adopt2006-11-04
PGN denounces 21 notaries 2006-11-28
GUATEMALA: The Dark Side of Five-Star Adoptions2007-02-16
Minnesota / Facilitator's arrest puzzles adoptive families2007-02-18
GUATEMALA UNDER SCRUTINY FOR ABUSES IN ADOPTIONS 2007-02-28
Facilitator's arrest puzzles adoptive families2007-03-03
Battle for Children - Video from Miami Herald2007-04-04
A BABY MARKET?2007-04-04
Adoption Service Providers Banned2007-04-24
ADOPTION HEARTACHE LEADS TO CHARGES 2007-05-05
US vs Mary Bonn Plea Agreement2007-07-07
US vs Mary Bonn: Report and Recommendation concerning Pleas of Guilty2007-07-09
The National Civil Police rescued baby stolen in Zone 2 and Capture the Alleged Kidnappers2007-07-18
Child stealing, a shadowy practice2007-07-22
'Stolen' Guatemala children found 2007-08-13
Anomalous authorization by a judge identified2007-09-03
US vs Mary Bonn: Sentencing2007-10-07
Inside Guatemala's adoption pipeline: Latin nation tries to fight image as baby factory for the U.S. 2007-11-11
Guatemala adoptions: a baby trade? 2007-12-17
'I was made to give up my daughter' 2007-12-18
'I had nothing to give my child' (a voluntary adoption)2007-12-18
Create unit investigating illegal adoptions in the PNC 2007-12-20
At least 500 have been stolen - Three thousand children are awaiting adoption 2008-02-06
Processed four for fraud in adoptions2008-03-06
Guatemala Adoption Fraud May Hit U.S.2008-03-11
Adoption: Three hospitals are under investigation for missing baby2008-04-07
Guatemala announces legal review of all 2,300 pending adoption cases 2008-05-01
Mothers Hold Hunger Strike to Demand the Return of their Kidnapped Children2008-05-03
Guatemala Suspends Foreign Adoptions2008-05-06
Mothers stop hunger strike with hopes of finding his daughters stolen 2008-05-09
New Rules and Economy Strain Adoption Agencies2008-05-11
U.S. Adoptions Fueled by Guatemalan Kidnappings2008-05-13
Adoptions: beyond anomalies in the process2008-05-13
Guatemalan officials annul 15 pending adoptions to US couples for irregularities, fraud 2008-05-22
Lawyers accused of involvement in illicit activities, leading the process of adoptions 2008-05-26
Girl with No Country2008-06-15
Guatemala: the millionaire "business" of adoptions 2008-06-15
Guatemalan mothers face agonizing decision 2008-06-18
Identifies hospitals in the trafficking of children2008-06-25
PGN dennounces 19 notaries 2008-07-24
Captured partners when processed visas for two children in the U.S. Embassy2008-08-14
Caught at the Embassy wanting to obtain visas for minors with false documentation2008-08-15
Civil racketeering lawsuit filed against adoption 'facilitator' in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt 2008-10-20
Turi et al v. Main Street, Heller, McClenaghan, Carpio2008-10-28
USA families with failed adoption2008-11-10
Lawsuit accuses adoption agency of racketeering, fraud2008-12-28
Orchid Cellmark Guatemala DNA Testing Application2009-01-01
US DOS Update: Casa Quivira, Semillas de Amor and Santa Lucia de las Flores cases 2009-03-24
Nine children in the adoption process, rescued from a clandestine home in Palin2009-04-07
Nine Tots Rescued From Illegal Adoption in Guatemala2009-04-12
Require advance in processes for illegal adoptions and rape of children2009-04-15
Panel Physician Roberto Rivera and Aida Gutierrez share the same office #14042009-04-20
Complaints increase of irregular adoptions2009-05-27
Burned by a baby broker2009-10-14
GIRL WITH A COUNTRY2009-11-24
Stolen baby found in Guatemalan adoption system 2011-07-24
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