Mexico Adoption


About The Children

Children waiting in Mexico for forever families are 8 years of age or older, sibling groups, and children that have special needs.

Mexican children come from a variety of ethnic groups that make up Mexico’s rich cultural heritage. These groups are Indigenous Mexican, Afro-Mexican, and Mestizo (Indigenous and Spanish).

Due to the close location of Mexico to the USA, adoption of relatives who qualifies is possible(Kinship adoptions).   Our team in Mexico is very knowledgeable about this process.  If you are interested about adopting a family member in Mexico, we will arrange a call with our team to see if it is a possibility.

Are you interested in Kinship-Relative Adoption? Contact us for more information.


If you are married, you must jointly adopt the child and your spouse must also be either a U.S. citizen or in legal status in the United States. Oldest parent must be at least 17 years older than the child they intend to adopt.
If you are unmarried, you must be at least 25 years old.
Families with health and mental issues will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
No more than three marriages per spouse. Couples should be married for at least 2 years.
At least one parent must be a U.S. Citizen.

Travel and Time Frame


2-3 trips. Due to the large amount of paperwork in both the Mexican and U.S. processes, adoptive parents must be prepared to spend approximately  3-6 weeks in Mexico and may be expected to travel several times. This depends on the region where the child is and their system. Closer travel estimates will be given during the process.

Time Frame

The average time between when the dossier arrives in Mexico and receiving the referral can take about 18-24 months.


CHI has worked with adoptions in Latin America for 25 years. CHI’s International Specialist is an adoptive mom and also has over 25 years of experience.  She is bilingual and will be available should you have any questions before and during your stay. We look forward to helping you adopt from Mexico!

Want To Learn More
About Mexico?

CHI will be happy to talk with you to discuss your hopes and dreams concerning adopting from Mexico.  Please contact us to schedule a phone call.  We are pleased to go over the entire process and answer any questions you might have.

Click here to go to the State Department Website!

Click here to go to the Centers for Disease Control Website on International Adoption!

Click here to go to the CIA World Factbook!

You may be eligible for the Adoption Tax Credit! For 2023 the maximum dollar limit for the Adoption Tax Credit is $15,950 per child. Contact your tax advisor for more information

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