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Mexico Adoption

Adoptive families share their experiences from finding their adoption agency to their child joining their family through Mexico Adoption.

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Adoption from Mexico recently reopened. In 2003 there were less than 100 adoptions from Mexico.

The U.S. State Department Website Explains: " The State System for the Full Development of the Family (Desarrollo Integral de la Familia, or DIF) is a government institution in each Mexican state dealing with family matters. It acts as the legal representative for abandoned children and provides foster care for abused or orphaned minors. Children who are abandoned or orphaned can be given up for adoption by the DIF. In cases of abandoned children, the local office of the Ministerio Publico (the investigatory arm of the courts) will be contacted regarding the circumstances of the child’s abandonment The Ministerio Publico will initiate the appropriate investigation to determine the identity of the child. If there are no leads, an adoption of the child may be processed.

There is no central office (i.e. Mexican federal government) for adoptions. Every state has its own Procuraduria de la Defensa del Minor, which is a branch of the DIF.

The DIF is assigned responsibility to study each child's eligibility for adoption and arrange adoptions. The DIF determines whether a family would be suitable for a particular child by ensuring that a home study has been done. The DIF makes every effort to place children with relatives or Mexican citizens."

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