August 2, 2011

Notice: Mexican Central Authority granted national authorization to an additional U.S. based Hague Accredited adoption service provider.

The Mexican Central Authority recently granted national authorization to provide adoption services in Mexico to an additional U.S. based Hague accredited adoption service provider, International Child Foundation.  We remind U.S. citizens wishing to adopt in Mexico that Mexican states may choose whether or not to work with adoption service providers that have achieved national authorization.  Please see our May 19, 2011 adoption notice regarding Mexico‚Äôs process for authorizing U.S. adoption service providers for more details.  We advise prospective adoptive parents to check with the state child welfare office known as the Desarollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) in the Mexican state where they plan to adopt to determine if that state will work with a specific adoption service provider.  We will publish additional updated guidance as we receive it.