National Adoption Directory

Find an Adoption Agency

Find an Adoption Attorney

Full Directory ►

Join Adoption Groups!

Click the arrows to expand each group category below

Family Building Options

Starting Out in Adoption

Waiting to Adopt

U.S. Newborn Adoption

U.S. Foster Adoption

International Adoption

My Family

My Adoption Interests

My Child's Age/Stage

My Location

The Adoption Triad

Adoptive Families Magazine

Guatemala Adoptive Families

Looking to connect

Hello, I just found this website and am wondering if there are others still on this group? The last posts were last year. I’m a parent of an adopted 13 year old boy from Guatemala. I’ve since divorced. My son is very smart. He also has ADHD and emotional and social issues. Just looking to connect.


I’m glad you posted. I had joined but it seems no one posts. Would love to connect. I have two children adopted from Guatemala-now both eleven. My son also has adhd and it’s nit easy. We’re in CT. Where are you?

Posted by karen922 on Mar 25, 2018 at 12:38pm

My daughter just turned 17. She, also, is ADD. It is controlled with medication. Her bigger issue is ‘impulse control.’ With us plus a therapist she finally seems to have realized this issue doesn’t have to always be negative, in fact can be harnessed positively. We’re in Dallas, TX area.

Posted by SST on Mar 25, 2018 at 1:27pm

Thanks for your responses. I’m in the Boston area. Does anyone connect with a Guatemalan culture organization?

Posted by Loren388 on Mar 25, 2018 at 1:42pm

I am curious as to whether anyone has located your child’s adopted sibling in the U. S.?  I have some info, but have not been able to connect.

My daughter is 10. We are in Fl.

Thank you,

Posted by Candi on Mar 25, 2018 at 6:24pm

Hi everyone,

My name is Gemma and I run the organization Next Generation Guatemala which brings together adoptees and families all over the world. Our members have recently voted to open a new group called Parents and Families that I invite you to join here if you have Facebook:

All the best,

Posted by NextGenGuate on Mar 26, 2018 at 4:58pm

I would love to connect. We have a 16 year-old daughter that we didn’t get home until a week before she turned 8. It took us almost 3 years. We started when she was 5 and the last 7 months I moved to Guatemala to foster her until we could get home. We kind of breezed through the early adolescent stage, but now she’s begun to have Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (pseudo seizures). It’s been a nightmare, but through medication and therapy we’re on the road to healing. I know it will take a long time, probably her whole life, actually. She’s dealing with Early Childhood Trauma. She’s very smart and talented. Thanks for reading!

Posted by mcfadden5 on Jun 07, 2018 at 1:08am

Hello,my wife and I adopted two boys from Guatemala in 2003 & 2005. We have truly been blessed as both boys are doing well. I enjoy hearing from others who have adopted from G. It was a wonderful program that gets too much negative publicity.

Posted by HV on Oct 11, 2018 at 5:54pm

Hi I’m looking for my daughter’s bio brother. He was born Jan 2005, birth name Marvin Estuardo YR, birth mother from San Gabriel Suchitepequez.  We tried to locate an amended birth certificate but no luck.  Any connections here? Any ideas?

Posted by Lizhendler on Oct 13, 2018 at 6:28am

Hi everybody. I have an adopted daughter from Guatemala. She is 15 - going on 20, but that is another story. I promised her to take back to Guatemala at 16 am that is next summer. Has anybody been back with a teenager? As we have been living in the UK/Switzerland have not had much contact with other adoptees. Would like to hear experiences or (hopefully not) problems?
Also if any body likes to connect just let me know - we are frequently back in the US. Thank you!!

Posted by Carmzmum on Jan 01, 2019 at 2:12pm

Reply to this thread

You must be logged in to reply. To login, click here. Not a member? Join AdoptiveFamiliesCircle today. It's free and easy!


Find an Adoption Agency

Find an Adoption Attorney or Agency

Search the full directory ►