A Mountain of Consequences: Guatemalan Adoption Embargo Causing More Challenges than Solutions

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Jamie King , Eastern Kentucky University
Jessica Miller , Eastern Kentucky University
During 1996-2007, Guatemala served as one of the largest suppliers of internationally adopted children into the United States. However, in 2008 all intercountry adoptions from Guatemala ceased. This poster will explore the effects of this closure on the physical, social, and cultural health of fostered and adopted Guatemalan children.