Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 22, 2011


Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs will visit Guatemala from April 24-25 to accompany Senator Mary Landrieu for meetings on intercountry adoption. She will meet with government officials and nongovernmental adoption stakeholders to discuss the status of U.S. citizen adoption cases that have been pending since the suspension of new adoptions by Guatemala in 2007. She will also discuss Guatemala’s efforts to implement new intercountry adoption safeguards that would provide a path toward future adoption processing.

For more information about Guatemala adoption, visit http://adoption.state.gov.

Follow Special Advisor Susan Jacobs on twitter for updates on her travel: http://twitter.com/childrensissues



PRN: 2011/626