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Here you can find articles to help you with the family finding information you want to have to locate a biological parent or other adult relatives in Mexico. You never know which article could hold the key to solving your agency's family finding challenge so you can finally connect children in foster care with their biological parent, grandparent or other relatives living in Mexico.

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Mexican States

There are thirty-one Mexican states as well as the nation's capital, Mexico City. The heart of Mexico City is the Federal District called the distrito federal. The abbreviation is D.F.

Below is the list of states followed by their respective capital in the proper form you would use to research or to use in an address.

  • Aguascalientes -- Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

  • Baja California -- Mexicali, Baja California

  • Baja California Sur -- La Paz, Baja California Sur

  • Campeche -- Campeche, Campeche

  • Chihuahua -- Chihuahua, Chihuahua

  • Chiapas -- Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas

  • Colima -- Colima, Colima

  • Saltillo  -- Coahuila, Saltillo

  • Durango  -- Durango, Durango

  • Guanajuato -- Guanajuato, Guanajuato

  • Guerrero -- Chilpancingo, Guerrero

  • Hidalgo -- Pachuca, Hidalgo

  • Jalisco -- Guadalajara, Jalisco

  • Estado de Mexico -- Toluca, Estado de Mexico

  • Michoacan -- Morelia, Michoacan

  • Morelos -- Cuernavaca, Morelos

  • Nayarit -- Tepic, Nayarit

  • Nuevo Leon -- Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

  • Oaxaca -- Oaxaca, Oaxaca

  • Puebla -- Puebla, Puebla

  • Queretaro -- Queretaro, Queretaro

  • Quintana Roo -- Chetumal, Quintana Roo

  • San Luis Potosi -- San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi

  • Sinaloa -- Culiacan, Sinaloa

  • Sonora -- Hermosillo, Sonora

  • Tabasco -- Villahermosa, Tabasco

  • Tamaulipas -- Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas

  • Tlaxcala -- Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala

  • Veracruz -- Xalapa, Veracruz

  • Yucatan -- Merida, Yucatan

  • Zacatecas -- Zacatecas, Zacatecas

Mexican Area Codes

You may have a phone number for a biological parent or family members in Mexico, but when you call, you get a message that the number is incorrect. This problem can sometimes be the result of having an outdated area code. Check the most popular cities and verify that you are using the most current area code.

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