Alert: Guatemala Adoption Conf Call

TO:  Prospective Adoptive Parents, Adoption Service Providers, and Adoption Stakeholders

FROM:  U.S. Department of State, Office of Children’s Issues

SUBJECT:  Teleconference on Guatemala Adoptions

                     Thursday March 31, 2011 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am (EDT)

The U.S. Department of State Office of Children’s Issues Adoptions Division would like to invite prospective adoptive parents, adoption service providers, and adoption stakeholders with an interest in Guatemala adoptions to a teleconference with the Office of Children’s issues and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to discuss the status of intercountry adoption processing in Guatemala.   The focus of the call will be primarily to provide an updated outlook for resolution of the remaining “grandfathered” adoption cases involving U.S. citizens.  This update will include information from a recent trip to Guatemala during which USCIS and the Office of Children’s Issues met with Guatemalan government officials for updates on the status of “grandfathered” adoption cases still pending in Guatemala.

To join the call If you are calling from within the United States, please dial:  1-888-363-4749.  If you are calling from outside the United States, please dial: 1-215-446-3662.  The passcode for all callers is: 6276702.

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