Mexico Adoption program moving forward

We have several families now in various stages of their adoption process, 15 in fact, with three more in the agency approval or home study stage.  Ricardo is going to court for one family next week — this is the last step before getting the new birth certificate and making the trip to Mexico City!  Wonderful!

There is a new Director at National DIF.  Due to the issues that started with investigations of Irish adoptions from Jalisco, everyone is being extremely careful that the regulations are followed precisely.  We expect there to be a national database of available children soon, with the states sending info on legally available children to the National DIF.  This may help speed up the referral process.  That is generally the longest step in the process.