If you are contemplating adoption in Roswell, New Mexico, either as a prospective adoptive parent or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you likely have questions about local adoption resources, laws and processes. Here, find information about Roswell adoption agencies, home study providers and other local adoption and foster care services.
Find additional information about adoption and foster care throughout New Mexico on our state adoption page.
Adoption Professionals and Adoption Agencies in Roswell
Whether you are considering adopting or placing a baby for adoption in Roswell, the professional you choose to work with can provide the guidance, services and support you need through the adoption process.
Some adoptive and birth parents are most comfortable working with a local or regional adoption agency. The following adoption professionals can help you complete your adoption in Roswell:
Foster Care Professionals in Roswell
Foster care programs, requirements and processes vary depending on state laws. In New Mexico, the requirements for foster parents include:
- Be 21 years of age
- Attend parenting classes and an orientation program
- Complete the New Mexico home study
- And more
Some agencies have additional training or requirements for the parents they work with. Contact a local foster care agency for more information about the process to become a foster parent in Roswell:
For more information about foster care throughout New Mexico, visit our New Mexico adoption page.
Home Study Providers in Roswell
Whether you choose domestic infant adoption or foster care, you will need to complete a home study that meets New Mexico laws and requirements.
The New Mexico home study process includes personal interviews, home visits, criminal history checks and more. A complete list of home study requirements and additional information about the process can be found on our How to Adopt in New Mexico page.
The person or agency conducting the home study must be legally qualified. When you are ready to begin the home study process, here are some trusted providers in New Mexico:
- Adoptions Plus
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
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 Roswell
As the baby’s due date draws closer, it is up to the expectant mother to create a hospital plan for her stay. If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, this will be your opportunity to decide who is in the delivery room with you, how much time you will spend with your baby and the adoptive family, and more.
When you are ready to begin planning your hospital stay, your adoption agency will work with the delivery hospital to make them aware of your wishes. Here are some local Roswell hospitals that you may be able to work with:
- Lovelace Regional Hospital – Roswell
117 E. 19th Street
Roswell, NM 88201
- Eastern New Mexico Medical Center
405 W. Country Club Road
Roswell, NM 88201
Laws and Qualifications to Adopt
Adoption is a legal process regulated by state laws. Detailed information about adoption laws in Roswell and throughout the rest of the state is included in our New Mexico adoption information. Below is an overview of some of the regulations impacting adoptive parents and birth mothers in Roswell.
For Birth Parents
If you choose adoption for your baby, you will need to legally consent and relinquish your parental rights. Your adoption professional can help prepare you and guide you through this process. Get the information you need about executing consent, birth father rights and more here.
For Adoptive Parents
To be eligible to adopt in Roswell, you must meet certain state qualifications and complete the New Mexico home study process. Throughout the adoption process, adoptive families must also adhere to state laws regulating adoption expenses, adoption finalization, advertising and more. These laws our outlined here.
Roswell adoptions must be finalized in court. If you are adopting in Roswell, New Mexico, find your local courthouse and other information about adoption in Chaves County.
Things to do in Roswell
As adoptive parents, you may find yourself in the Roswell area during the adoption process to visit your baby’s birth parents or wait for ICPC clearances. If you are looking for ways to spend your time in Roswell before returning to your home state, here are some of the top attractions in the area: