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This program is: open

Mexico requires that the child live with the prospective adoptive parents for a 1-3 week trial period. This must be completed in Mexico. With the combination of the trial period and the required paperwork, most applicants should expect to spend around 3 months in Mexico. It is required that potential adoptive parents be 25 years or older and at least 17 years older than the child. If it is a joint application, for a married couple, only one of the applicants must meet these requirements. The average time frame for Mexico adoptions is around 3-8 months. But that number can vary. There were 22 finalized adoptions in 2011.

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Travel required: Yes, one trip of approximately one to three weeks; both parents (if married) must travel.

Convention Country?: Yes

Singles accepted: Yes

Other: Efforts are first made to place children with relatives or Mexican applicants. Mexican adoption procedure includes a six-month trial period during which the child lives with the adoptive parents to assure mutual benefit. The adoption is not final until after this time, and the child cannot leave Mexico before it is complete. However, in the case of a foreign adoption, the trial period may be waived at the judge''s discretion. If the judge does not approve a waiver, the adoptive parents must live in Mexico for six months to care for the child.

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Mauri Formigoni - 3 weeks ago
I am 75 years years old, have some health problems, but live in Mexico and am somewhat bi-lingual. I have enough money and keep adopting animals but have worked with autistic children for many years and feel I still have a great deal to offer a child or several children. I am living in San Miguel de Allende and am renting but have room, love, and energy to take in a child or two. I am not religious. But I love life, animals, and believe in the spirit of God!. Will do anything I can to help a child. Mauri Formigobi #1
Rita - 3 weeks ago
How many children do you have at an adoption agency at one time and what age do they age out and have to fend for themselves. I have the understanding that preteens need alot of assistance in the transitional process and would like to assist some maybe 5 or 6 in transition . my goal is 2024. Thank you #2
Beverly - 2 weeks ago
I lost a baby 1 month ago ,also have been scammed out of 4000 dollars I would like to give a home and love lots of love to a new born baby girl this month plz help me my email is xxxx #3
Mark - 4 weeks ago
I am a single male from the UK. I work as a Primary School Teacher in Egypt. Can I adopt from Mexico? Many thanks Please respond :-) #4
max - 2 months ago
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Bella - 4 months ago
What is the age limit on aa person being adopted from Mexico? Can a person over 18 be adopted? #6
caylyn - 9 months ago
I would like to adopt a newborn. I am from south Africa #7
irina - 3 years ago
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Could anyone tell me what are the relationships with Romania concerning adoption? My husband (USA citisen) and myself are living in Romania and think of adopting a child from Mexico. Thank you, irinahh #8
Tina - 2 years ago
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my husband is mexican i am irish he is 27 i am 44 we own our home and my husband makes 15 dollars an hour and i have recently inherited a sum of money he wants a child and we have tried with no sucsess we would like a newborn but are willing to accept any child #9
Guest - 4 years ago
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What is the cost for a new born #10

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