Mission


Short Form:

The Guatemala Adoptive Families Network was founded by families with children adopted from Guatemala to contribute to the well-being of all Guatemalan families and children. We initiate and support projects that help raise the standard of living for Guatemalan children and their families, that improve conditions in Guatemalan orphanages, and that promote ethical adoptions for Guatemalan children whose birth families voluntarily relinquish them, or who are otherwise legally placed for adoption. We offer opportunities for families with children adopted from Guatemala to participate in this work and to maintain lasting connections to Guatemala and its people.


Extended Form:

The Guatemala Adoptive Families Network was founded by families with children adopted from Guatemala to contribute to the long-term well-being of all Guatemalan families and children.

We also want adoptive and prospective adoptive parents of Guatemalan children around the world to make informed choices about adoption and to have a positive, continuing relationship with Guatemala and its people.

The Guatemala Adoptive Families Network addresses these issues by: