Ana Christina and Maria Fernanda
found and reunited with their mother Mildred Alvarado in Guatemala City
Date: August, 2006
Alleged US Agency: Celebrate Children International, Director Sue Hedberg
Guatemalan facilitator: Marvin Bran
Prospective adoptive mother recognized Mildred's name in the Prensa Libre when the paper did a story on mothers trying to locate their stolen children. Mildred's name matched the name of her referred child's biological mother. The PAP contacted the Prensa Libre and they in turn contacted Norma Cruz and The Survivor's Foundation. Communication was then set up via telephone between the PAP and Mildred via an interpreter from a human rights group.
Through email, pictures of Mildred's daughter were shared, images of a daughter she hadn't even seen yet. Legal documents helped gain access to hogars, and the two missing girls were located. A judge returned the girls to Mildred in February 2008.
Guatemalan doctor/sample packager: L. Aida Gutierrez C.
Amount of time Mildred spent without her children: 18 months