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From left, Julie Glandt, representing a North Carolina adoption agency; Sarita Blancarte de Zapata, president of the welfare agency, and Limber Sosa Lara of DIF, greet a child during a press conference at the Mundo Maya Museum in Merida. Photo: Contributed
From left, Julie Glandt, representing a North Carolina adoption agency; Sarita Blancarte de Zapata, president of the welfare agency DIF; and Limber Sosa Lara, its general director, greet a child during a press conference at the Mundo Maya Museum in Merida. Photo: Handout

Merida, Yucatan — Infants and adolescents in Yucatan who are up for adoption and have serious health problems and physical or cognitive disabilities, have a brighter outlook thanks to the collaboration between the state’s System for Integral Family Development (DIF) and the North Carolina-based agency Carolina Adoption Services.

In a ceremony held at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, DIF President Sarita Blancarte de Zapata announced that with the signing of this agreement, Yucatan becomes the first state in the country to formally boost international adoptions.

“The agreement will allow children and adolescents with a physical condition or specific cognitive condition, or who are older, to have the love they deserve. In this alliance we are taking the first steps and look forward to the next and all other steps necessary to realize this generosity,” said the General Director of DIF Yucatán, Limber Lara Sosa.

“Our mission is to help vulnerable children, everyone has the right to be with a loving family,” said Julie Glandt, representing the U.S. adoption agency.

The attorney for the Defense of Children and Families, Cinthia Pacheco Garrido, stressed that all parties are working in close coordination with the American agency with the backing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and and the American Consulate.

With this collaboration, 57 adoptions have been finalized so far in 2014, with 40 percent of these children over six years old.

Source: Press Release

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