Guatemala is following in the footsteps of Vietnam as it is the latest country to suspend adoptions from America.
Behind China, Guatemala is the second highest source of American adoptions.
According to MSNBC, the reasons behind the ban are similar to those that led to the Vietnam ban, Guatemalan lawmakers are concerned with fraudulent adoptions — even requiring DNA tests to prove that the mother and adoptive child are in fact related. To see what will happen, read more.
For the next month, officials will review adoption paperwork to ensure that the lawful steps have been taken by the involved parties. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, Guatemala may resume as a major adoption source or be banned from American families all together.