Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 22, 2011


Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs is visiting Guatemala from August 21-24 to accompany Senator Mary Landrieu and officials from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for meetings on intercountry adoption. Ambassador Jacobs and Senator Landrieu previously traveled to Guatemala in April 2011 to discuss pending adoption cases since the suspension of new adoptions by Guatemala in 2007.

The delegation will meet with government officials and nongovernmental adoption stakeholders to discuss the progress of pending U.S. citizen adoption cases since their April meetings. Ambassador Jacobs 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 intercountry adoption, please visit: http://adoption.state.gov

For press inquiries please contact CAPRESSREQUESTS@state.gov or (202) 647-1488.

For updates on Special Advisor Susan Jacobs’ trip, follow her on twitter: @ChildrensIssues.



PRN: 2011/1356