The Dark Side of International Adoption

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  • Vietnam
  • An Advocate for Adoption Abroad
  • Guatemala
  • Cambodia
  • Haiti
  • More Money, More Problems
  • Helping or Hurting?
  • A Rising Trend
  • The Rich & the Famous
  • A Drastic Drop
  • Who's Monitoring International Adoption?
  • The Vulnerable Victims
  • Forced into Adoption
  • Save the Children

Guatemala

Once a predominant provider for children from overseas adoption from 1996 to 2007, Guatemala became a notorious site for adoption corruption, coercion and child trafficking, with babies being bought from women in rural areas and other scandals. As a result, international adoptions were abruptly terminated in the Central American country in 2008, leaving many prospective parents in limbo.

(Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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