Legal Junkies Forums

#1 Community for Legal Questions and Answers

Go Back   Legal Junkies Forums > FAMILY LAW, DIVORCE, CUSTODY > Other Family Law Matters

Register FAQ Tags Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Layout




Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-22-2020, 09:57 AM   #1
Junior Member
enson's Flag is: United States
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 1
Default Is it still legal to adopt a child from Guatemala?

Is it still legal to adopt a child from Guatemala and have the child move to the USA?

I believe there were problems between the two countries and adoptions maybe were stopped partially or totally, but what is the true situation now?

I have had contact with a family there that want/need to place a child for adoption.
enson is offline   Reply With Quote

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 01-22-2020, 01:07 PM   #2
Top Level Member
AFFA's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 23,476
Default Re: Is it still legal to adopt a child from Guatemala?

I wish to inform you that Guatemala has currently suspended the adoption process in order to create a Central Authority to process adoptions, which will make Guatemala Hague Compliant. Once the Central Authority has been created and the new process identified, Guatemalan Adoptions are expected to continue under the new process. You may contact an attorney and seek further guidance.

AFFA is offline   Reply With Quote

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 01-23-2020, 01:11 AM   #3
Top Level Member
Lexus's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 9,213
Default Re: Is it still legal to adopt a child from Guatemala?

To adopt a child from another country and bring that child to live in the United States, you must first be found eligible to adopt under U.S. law. The federal agency that makes this determination is U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the Department of Homeland Security. You may not bring an adopted child (or a child for which you have gained legal custody for the purpose of immigration and adoption) into the United States until USCIS determines that you are eligible to adopt from another country.

Intercountry adoptions are not currently possible between Guatemala and the United States because the Government of Guatemala is not processing intercountry adoptions with any country at this time. This is because of widespread corruption and fraud in adoption. Further, the Government of Guatemala about their readiness to resume intercountry adoption, they have indicated that their priority is to continue developing their domestic adoption processes.

Last edited by Lexus; 01-23-2020 at 04:30 AM.
Lexus is offline   Reply With Quote

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No


This thread has 2 replies and has been viewed 347 times

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
China legal age max. to adopt intra-family child in 1969? margrose China News 2 07-19-2012 01:53 AM
Is a biological parent responable for child support even if the child has been adopt? Unregistered Other Family Law Matters 2 01-08-2011 12:03 PM
Need legal answer: My childs custodian wants to adopt my child donrob3724 Adoption Issues 1 03-01-2009 12:00 PM
Legal help in Guatemala Unregistered International Law Issues 0 02-04-2009 03:37 PM
Legal rights: Can my ex allow new spouse to adopt our children? Unregistered Child Custody and Support 1 09-24-2008 09:45 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:03 AM.

Use of the Forums is subject to our Disclaimer. Copyright 2009-2020 by