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The department of State has released the following statement:
Lic. Elizabeth Hernandez De Larios, President of the Directive Council of the National Council on Adoption (CNA), confirms that the CNA will not accept any new adoption cases at this time. The halt is to enable CNA to work on establishing guidelines to use in accrediting agencies for intercountry adoptions and to focus on completing transition cases.
The CNA indicates that there were 883 cases that were not submitted by August 31, 2008 deadline for the verification process. Those cases will be turned over to the Guatemalan courts as abandonment cases. In order to ensure that those cases get quick attention, CNA felt it was necessary to stop accepting new cases at this time.
Lic. De Larios does not view the halt as long term and expects that CNA will be ready to complete Haugue requirements by January 2009. More info about CNA's decision may be found on its website, http;//www.cna.gob.gt