Adoptions in MEXICO

Country of Mexico

Partial Services – Estimated Fees
Full Services – Estimated Fees

Central Adoption Authorities: National System for the Full Development of the Family (DIF) and Secretary of Exterior Relations (SRE)

Available Children

  • 5 years and older
  • Children with a physical or mental disability
  • Children who suffer from a disease that is costly to treat
  • Sibling groups (Children under 5 years of age may be adopted if siblings older than 5 years are also being adopted.

Adoptive Parent Regulations

Residency Requirements: 1 to 3 week pre-adoption trial period, during which the child lives with the prospective adoptive parent(s) in Mexico. DIF suggests the adoptive parents be prepared to spend at least 3 months in Mexico, including the pre-adoption trial period, due to the large amount of paperwork involved.

Age & Marital Status: Prospective adoptive parents must be over 25 years of age and at least 17 years older than the child. If married, only one parent must meet the age requirement. Married a minimum of 3 years. Single male or female

Processing Travel & Time

“The process for legally adopting a child in the Republic of Mexico is long, involves multiple entities, and may be characterized by uncertainty and delay.“