Category - Mexico


Sweet Treats Around the World

Trick-or-Treat! Halloween isn’t just a holiday that allows both adults and children to play dress up, but an excuse for us to eat unhealthy amounts of candy and sweet treats. While Halloween is not a holiday celebrated all around world, candy and other desserts are something we can find just about everywhere. Samoa A lot ...

Second Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at MLJ

On October 26th of this year, MLJ Adoptions will be hosting its Second Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. Dia de los Muertos is primarily considered a Mexican holiday, but is celebrated throughout other Hispanic and Latin American countries as well, and each country has some unique traditions to add to ...

Our Mexico Pilot Program is Officially Open!

MLJ Adoptions, Inc. is so excited that after two years of hard work, we have finally opened our adoption program in Mexico! MLJ is one of only six agencies that have been approved to do adoption work in Mexico. Below you will find information about the Mexico Program that is known to us at this ...

Options for Adoptions from Latin America

In light of the recent limitation on international adoptions from Columbia, we have been noticing an increased interest in our Nicaragua adoption program as well as our upcoming program in Mexico. As of July 15, 2013, the Central Authority in Columbia called the Columbian Institute for Family Welfare (ICBF) is no longer accepting adoption applications ...

Is it Possible to Adopt from Mexico?

Is it possible to adopt from Mexico? Possible… yes. Difficult… possibly. Mexico is a party to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. This demonstrates that they are committed to the goals and ideals of the convention: to promote ethical and transparent international adoptions. The Convention provides a means to assist in these goals through establishing ...

MLJ Adoptions Is Approved For Adoptions In Mexico

We are so happy to announce the opening of our Mexico program! MLJ is currently one of only six adoption agencies in the United States that has approval from Mexico’s Central Authority, Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF). MLJ will open our new Pilot Program for Mexico on September 1, 2013. Who Can Adopt From ...

Christmas Traditions in Latin America

When comparing Christmas traditions from your family, friends, and neighbors, there is great variety in the way this magical holiday is celebrated. But do you ever consider how other countries around the world, such as Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico, celebrate Christmas? Just as in many other countries around the world, Christmas in Latin America is ...

What Is Dia de los Muertos?

What is Dia de los Muertos? In adoption preparation classes we encourage parents to embrace their child’s culture of origin. One way to do this is to learn about and celebrate traditions and holidays that are part of that culture. For parents who have or are adopting from Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, or other Latin ...

Guatemala Adoption Halt Creating Interest in Central and Latin America

Almost daily I speak to families with a desire to adopt from a Central or Latin America country. Most of these families either: Have a connection to the culture Speak Spanish Have been on a mission or service trip to the area Have adopted a child from Guatemala previously and want to adopt another child ...

Christmas Traditions in Mexico

On the 16th of December, the Christmas celebration in Calnali, Hidalgo Mexico begins. People believe that on this day, Mary and Joseph started their journey to the Posadas (inns) in Bethlehem, and in Calnali they reenact this journey with religious celebrations. The Christmas holiday is from December 16th until the 24th, making eight nights of ...

Trip to Mexico – Visiting Children’s Homes

This August, Lydia Tarr, International Adoption Program Director, and Nicole Skellenger, Director of Operations, traveled to Hidalgo, Mexico to visit children’s homes, meet the First Lady of the State of Hidalgo and explore the possibility of international adoption. Below they reflect on their visits to three governmentally run facilities that are homes for children. We ...
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