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Link to local Adoption Authority

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Link to local Adoption Agencies

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Other useful links

Irish-Mexican group An Adoption Support Group.

Latest updates

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The information will also be updated based on the comments received.
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Adoption Board Advisory

An Bord Uchtala wishes to advise those seeking to adopt from Mexico and from the State of Florida in the USA of the following:

That no child should be placed with applicants prior to the Adoption Board granting those applicants a Declaration of Eligibility and Suitability to adopt under Section(1)(iii)(II) of the Adoption Act, 1991. That a child must not be placed for adoption until it has attained the age of six weeks and not earlier than three months before the application for adoption.

That no payments should be made by an applicant until the child is placed for adoption.

That you should not make any payments which would contravene Section 42 of the Adoption Act,1952 which states:

(1) An adopter, parent or guardian of a child shall not receive or agree to receive any payment or other reward in consideration of the adoption of the child under this Act.

(2) No person shall make or give or agree to make or give any payment or reward the receipt of which is prohibited by subsection (1).

(3) ( a ) A person who makes arrangements for the adoption of a child shall not receive, make or give any payment or other reward in consideration of the making of the arrangements or agree to do so.

( b ) This subsection does not apply to—

(i) payments made for the maintenance of the child;

(ii) solicitors’ remuneration for professional services.

Intercountry adoptions which are in breach of these statutory provisions may not be eligible for an entry in the Register of Foreign Adoptions. In such cases the applicant(s) may have to apply to the High Court for a direction to have the adoption entered in the Register, which the High Court may or may not grant. This may involve considerable expense on the part of the applicants. Failure to have a child’s adoption entered in the Register will result in the child not being recognised as an Irish citizen with all the attendant consequences.

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2 Responses to Mexico

  1. maurice browne says:

    Hi, myself and my wife are hoping to adopt from Mexico but we cant find out if we need to stay there for 6 months as we have been led to believe, please could you verify this for us, thank you

    • Hi,
      we do not have a vocation to give legal advice, but from what we gathered, you are mostly right.
      According to, the “Court work and return home” takes 3 to 6 months.
      Therefore it seems that if you intend to stay with the kid between the time you are matched and the time you go home together, it will take 3 to 6 months. Some mediation agencies may require you to stay, others may arrange for child care.
      The minimum is 16 days, the time to get the visa to Ireland arranged once the court have granted custody.
      It seems the Irish Mexican Group has more info on the lenght of time in Mexico… but tey keep that information for members only… alongside the sensitive information about costs.

      In the case of Uruguay, you have to legally stay 6 months.
      For Mexico… we cannot call it for you I fear.

      According to, there are two cases:
      – normal case: you will go to Mexico up to 4 times, for a total of about 8 weeks;
      – cases where you stay from the birth of the child, for instance because some mediation agencies create a link between mothers (who are provided education and health services during pregancy) and adoptive families.

      I hope that helps 🙂

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