Guatemala Adoption Update: According to Foxnews.com Latino, Guatemala has authorized the first adoption by an American family since the 2007 suspension of 180 Guatemalan adoptions. The delay of those specific cases was due to the belief that there were some conflicts of interest and ethical issues. The cases were suspended for deeper scrutiny and investigation. Thirty of the 180 cases are now moving forward toward a completed adoption.
Kazakhstan Adoptions: According the the Department of State, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan has announced that intercountry adoptions with the United States have been suspended. This will impact a halt on new adoption referrals.
Fiji Adoptions: Fiji entered into force with the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-Operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption on August 1, 2012. There is no more information on how Fiji plans to implement the convention and the adoption process. The State Department recommends waiting until Fiji has implemented the Hague and has contacted the State Department with their plans on how they will conduct adoptions.
- Guatemala approves 1st U.S.-bound adoption in 5 years
- Alert: Kazakhstan Suspends Intercountry Adoptions
- Notice: The Hague Adoption Convention Enters Into Force for Fiji