Neither Guatemala nor the United States is approving or processing new international adoptions to the United States at this time. The only adoptions that the Embassy is currently processing are those adoption requests that were filed before December 31, 2007 and left unfinished when Guatemala joined the Hague Convention.

If you would like information about adoptions, please contact us via e-mail at

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Transition Cases and the Hague Adoption Convention (PDF – 182 KB)