Why Adopt From Mexico?
Mexico is party to the Hague Convention and has a transparent adoption process. Families with ties to the Latin American community, who speak Spanish or have adopted from another Latin American country such as Guatemala, should consider adopting from Mexico. Mexico’s geographical proximity allows adoptive children and families to continue a relationship of service to the country.
The adoption process in Mexico begins when your dossier arrives in the country; the time to receive the referral is 6-18 months depending on age and gender of child desired. Referrals will be given by priority to and balanced by several variables; order of dossier received, child you are requesting (age, gender, health status), and the needs of the child will be placed first. The typical timeframe to complete an adoption from Mexico is two years after the dossier is received in the country. However, familial adoptions are typically completed in a shorter time frame.
Please note that time frames may vary on a case-by-case basis and are subject to change.
MLJ Adoptions is Hague approved, bonded and licensed child placing agency. Both our foreign and domestic staff includes attorneys who are well versed in the international adoption process with full understanding of Mexican law as well as the US Federal laws and regulations related to international adoption and orphan visas. Employing the services of in house attorneys means that everyone involved in your adoption process understands the requirements to obtain an adoption decree in Mexico. MLJ Adoptions’ domestic staff travels to Mexico at least once a year or has the staff from Mexico travel to the US to keep abreast of the latest information available and to keep the program running smoothly. We know firsthand that keeping up to date on the most current information available and staying personally involved in each of our programs makes our programs more efficient and is of vital importance.
As a pilot program, there are inherently additional risks associated with adopting from a newer country program. Please be aware that these risks can include things like a longer process than originally anticipated, changes in the requirements of the country you are adopting from, increased fees and changes in travel requirements (this information is meant to give Parent(s) examples, and not intended to be an exhaustive list of additional risks).
To learn more about Mexico please request information.
Country information is to be considered general information and subject to change. The information is based upon state, federal, foreign, and international law, as well as our own business policies.