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The organization Next Generation Guatemala and the guest editors Carly Tagen-Dye and Gemma Givens planned and executed every part of the process, from the call to the final version. The finished product includes reflections, conversations, conference presentations, virtual panels, videos, creative works, novel excerpts, and university coursework, thus providing an individual and collective outlook.

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Maya America presents this special issue as a stand-alone primary document to further an understanding of the life experiences of Guatemalan adoptees and to encourage the inclusion of irregular adoption as part of the Maya diaspora and as an integral part of the migration of peoples from Central America. Indeed, it is striking to see Maya heritage adoptees, raised in various parts of the world, add to the concept of "Maya America.”



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