September 9, 2012
In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 photo, Jessica Hooker, left, playfully sticks out her tongue as she plays with her adopted son Daniel, right, and daughter Ellyson, center, in Guatemala City. Daniel was 18 months old when the Tennessee couple Ryan and Jessica Hooker began the process to adopt him in Guatemala. They just got him at age 6.
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It should have been good news. The U.S. Embassy called to say the Guatemalan government would begin to authorize adoptions five years after a scandal froze the system that sent as many as 4,000 Guatemalan children a year to the United States.
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