Woman Arrested in Guatemala for Illegal Adoptions

The "Seeds of Love" adoption agency founder is being charged with human trafficking.

Denalee Chapman January 15, 2015
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In 2008 Nancy Susan Bailey was being searched for by authorities, with a Guatemala warrant for her arrest issued. Baily founded “Seeds of Love,” an orphanage and adoption agency in 1996. Latino Fox News reports that Guatemala’s International Commission Against Impunity stated in a report in 2010 that they found over 3,000 irregular, illegal adoptions –- mostly to couples in the United States.

According to ABC, Bailey was apprehended in El Salvador on December 17 and handed over to Guatemalan authorities. Baily is currently being treated for high blood pressure at a Guatemalan hospital.

Baily has been charged with taking Guatemalan children, then offering them to adoptive couples illegally for fees as high as $40,000.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.


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