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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
Number of children:

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