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Carmen Monico quoted in Associated Press story on Guatemala

The assistant professor of human service studies spoke with the international wire service for an article that looked at the corrupt adoption process involving Guatemalan children following a decades-long Civil War - and efforts by Guatemalan adoptees today to find their birth parents.

Assistant Professor Carmen Monico

Assistant Professor Carmen Mónico was quoted in a September 2015 story by the Associated Press that told of efforts by Guatemalan adoptees to find their birth parents.

"For many US adoptees from Guatemala, a complicated legacy" was published during Labor Day Weekend by dozens of newspapers across the United States.

Mónico completed her doctoral dissertation at Virginia Commonwealth University on child protection and child welfare systems in Guatemala. Her research documented the experience of Guatemalan mothers whose children were stolen for the purposes of intercountry adoption using qualitative, constructivist and feminist approaches.

Her scholarship includes being a research fellow of the Center for New North Carolinians and a member of the Bioethics Committee of the Universidad del Valle of Guatemala. She also completed a year of academic exchange with the Women’s Institute at the Universidad of San Carlos de Guatemala when engaged in her dissertation research in that post-conflict country.

Eric Townsend,
9/7/2015 2:05 PM