ANNOUNCEMENT

 

MEXICO INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION PROGRAM

 

MERGES UNIVERSAL FAMILY SERVICES AND ADOPTION ALLIANCE

 

Adoption Alliance has great news for families who wish to adopt a very young child.  Recently we have expanded our relationship with Universal Family Services’ Mexico Adoption Program.  This long-standing international program offers families a unique opportunity to adopt a very young infant whose first months of life are spent in the child-loving atmosphere of the Hispanic culture. 

 

IBBIE WHITE DEVELOPS MEXICO ADOPTION PROGRAM

 

Contacted early in 1995 by attorneys in Mexico, Ibbie White, Director of Universal Family Services (UFS), established a Mexico International Adoption Program that encompasses procedures outlined by the Mexican civil code and the U.S. and other countries’ immigration authorities.

 

This successful adoption program has grown to include adoptions in three states in Mexico.  More than 100 families from the United States, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Spain and Switzerland regularly send photos back to UFS to share their joy in parenting their adopted Mexican children.

 

After 10 years' assisting families to adopt internationally from Mexico, Ibbie White recognized a need to provide greater service to the loving families who wish to include a Mexican infant in their lives. 

 

MERGING RESOURCES OF ADOPTION ALLIANCE AND UNIVERSAL FAMILY SERVICES

 

Beginning in January 2005, Universal Family Services merged its Mexico International Adoption Program with Adoption Alliance of Denver, CO, USA.  This provides a unique combination of skills and knowledge that promises to enhance the adoption experience for families.

 

Adoption Alliance, a full service adoption agency (http://www.adoptall.com) brings 15 years of experience in international adoptions to the merger.  They have maintained programs in Vietnam, Russia, Guatemala, Colombia and several other countries.

 

Adoption Alliance is a fully licensed and accredited adoption agency. Their staff of adoption professionals and social workers – many of whom are adoptive parents - offers a wealth of resources to the Mexico International Adoption Program.

 

BENEFITS TO FAMILIES

 

With this merger, families benefit by having an experienced adoption professional:

  • To counsel them in the intricacies of international adoption,
  • To guide them in preparation of documentation, and
  • Accessible to answer questions and concerns throughout the adoption process.

 

UNIVERSAL FAMILY SERVICES CONTINUES TO SERVE

 

Universal Family Services continues to focus on the in-country aspects of international adoption, making sure the program accommodates the legal requirements of the various countries involved. Mexico has adopted and implemented the Hague Convention on International Adoption, yet details continue to be worked out coordinating various countries' implementation of these protective regulations.

 

As with all international programs, in-country requirements vary from time to time, and on-going liaison efforts are needed to update information.  Additionally, new resources must be developed to maintain the program’s viability.

 

This merging of Adoption Alliance’s extensive resources provides a welcome expansion of the Mexico International Adoption Program developed by Ibbie White.  Adoption Alliance's staff, resources and years of experience complement past efforts. 

 

CONTACTING ADOPTION ALLIANCE

 

The Mexico International Adoption Program will be enfolded into Adoption Alliance's International Adoption programs.  Linda Donovan, Director of International Adoptions, assumes the lead position in contacting interested families, guiding families in the early stages of preparation for their adoption, and remaining a friend and professional resource as the adoption unfolds.

 

For additional information, please telephone Christina Shivrinskiy at Adoption Alliance, phone: 303-584-9900, X20, email: christina@adoptall.com, web:  www.adoptall.com.