Guatemala Wants its Babies Back…

9 Aug

Visitors to Guatemala are reminded to be careful when they approach children given the fear that Americans travel there to kidnap babies. We can sympathize with their fears considering the scores of Guatemalan children adopted by US families over the past decade. The Guatemalan government  has recently taken legal steps to stop the flow of adoptions, slowing them to 50 in 2010 from 4,000 in 2008.

Now a Guatemalan judge has actually taken the step of legally demanding that a US couple give its allegedly stolen Guatemalan baby back. 

While we’re on the topic – this video from the “Fox Files” is just too good – it used to be so easy to adopt a Guatemalan child until the corrupt government got involved. Where will American parents “determined to save” children “from a life of poverty” look to now?

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