I learned yesterday that UNICEF supposedly paid $20 Million U.S. Dollars to the previous president of Guatemala to stop adoptions in Guatemala.
The money was supposed to have gone to building orphanages and for children's care since adoptions were being shut down in Guatemala. However, none of the money went to its intended purposes.
Right now, I am treating this report as a RUMOR, and the only reason that I posting it on my blog is in the hopes of some you (the readers) can assist me in confirming this to be a fact or to discredit it.
What concerns me is that UNICEF is very active in Haiti pressuring government and judical officals to slow down and basically shut down adoptions by implementing adoption qualification rules that makes it difficult for anybody to adopt a child.
I spoke to somebody who spends a lot of time in Guatemala and she reports that it is a desparate situation for children since adoptions shut down since there aren't many alternatives available for the care of unwanted children.
So if it is true that UNICEF provided $20,000,000 to the previous Guatemala President and it was not spent on the intended purposes, I want to know.