Albuquerque Adoption and Foster Care Resources

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Whether you are pregnant and thinking about adoption for your baby or a family hoping to grow through adoption, you will need a variety of services and support throughout the adoption process. Here, find local resources and adoption information for the Albuquerque area.

Albuquerque Adoption Professionals and Adoption Agencies

Throughout the adoption process, most prospective birth parents and hopeful adoptive families choose to use an adoption professional’s services. The professional you choose will be your go-to source for education, support and the services you need to complete your adoption.

Here are some Albuquerque adoption professionals near you:

How to Become a Foster Parent in Albuquerque

Couples and individuals considering foster care in Albuquerque must meet the requirements of the state and their chosen agency. For prospective foster parents in New Mexico, that means meeting certain residency requirements, completing a New Mexico home study and attending training.

If you are interested in becoming a foster family, contact a local foster care organization:

Additional foster care information is included in our New Mexico adoption information.

Home Study Providers in Albuquerque

Consisting of personal interviews, background checks, a safety inspection and more, the New Mexico home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption and foster care process.

When you are ready to complete the home study, it is important to choose the right professional to ensure you are in compliance with all state laws and requirements. To get started, contact a home study provider in your area:

  • Adoptions Plus
    505-323-6002
    Adoptions Plus provides all adoption services with individual care and attention, reasonable rates and in a timely manner that meets the requirements for domestic and international adoptions.
  • Adoption Assistance Agency
    505-821-7779
    Adoption Assistance Agency provides home study services according to New Mexico adoption laws and regulations as well as agency policies developed from years of experience.

Hospitals in Albuquerque

If you are an expectant mother pursuing adoption, you will need to consider your hospital plan as your due date approaches. You can work with your adoption specialist and healthcare provider to determine the type of labor and delivery experience you want to have.
As you create your hospital plan, here are some Albuquerque hospitals that may be able to assist you:

  • UNM Hospital
    2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    505-272-2111

Adoption Laws and Qualifications

All Albuquerque adoptions must comply with New Mexico adoption laws. State laws regulate many areas of adoption, from consent and relinquishment to adoption expenses. To learn more about adoption laws and regulations in New Mexico, visit our state adoption information page. Find an overview of the legal processes that impact birth parents and adoptive families below.

Adoption Laws for Birth Parents
To protect your rights throughout the adoption process, there are several New Mexico laws in place regulating adoption consent, relinquishment, paternity establishment, and more. Find this information, along with other New Mexico adoption laws, here.

Laws for Adoptive Families
As you consider adopting in Albuquerque, you should become familiar with New Mexico adoption requirements. New Mexico statutes regulate who is eligible to adopt, how much money can be spent on an adoption, how advertising may be used in connection with adoption, and more.

County Courts
Following the placement of the child, every adoption must be finalized in court. Your adoption professional will work with you to coordinate the finalization process and help you complete your adoption. Find more information about the courts in your county below:

Things to do in Albuquerque

Throughout the adoption process, you may find yourself spending some time in Albuquerque, either visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC paperwork to be processed. Enjoy the following local attractions during your stay: