New Families for Mexico Adoption

Thank you and congratulations on your decisions to adopt from Mexico!  We have three completed adoptions, (2 from Sonora and 1 from Chihuahua) and 3 families at the I-800 stage (this is when they have their formal referral from the state DIF) and 12 more in process.  This is a great program!  Mexico is sometimes confusing to deal with, because they are still perfecting their system, but we are optimistic that adoptions will run fairly smoothly.  The biggest challenge is referrals of children, because the database is not always up to date with children in the private, usually church-run shelters, who are legally free for adoption.  We are doing what we can to help because, as we all agree, all children deserve families!