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Santa Fe Adoption and Foster Care Resources
As a prospective adoptive or birth parent in Santa Fe, there are many local resources and professionals available to assist you through the adoption process and answer your questions about how to adopt or place a baby for adoption in New Mexico. Below, learn more about these professionals and find answers to common questions about adoption in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe Adoption Professionals and Adoption AgenciesOne of the first steps for birth mothers and adoptive parents in the adoption process is to choose an adoption professional. You will work with your adoption professional to get the services and support you need through every step of the adoption process. The following Santa Fe adoption agencies and professionals have experience completing local adoptions and can help you reach your adoption goals:
Become a Foster Parent in Santa FeProspective foster and foster-adoptive parents in New Mexico must meet certain eligibility requirements, complete the home study and submit background checks. More information about becoming a foster parent in New Mexico is available through our Adoption in New Mexico page. The following local agencies and resources can also provide additional information about becoming a foster parent in Santa Fe:
Home Study Providers in Santa FeFor adoptive parents, the home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption and foster care process. The New Mexico home study includes criminal history and child abuse registry checks, as well as personal interviews with members of the adoptive family. For more information about what to expect during the home study process, visit our How to Adopt in New Mexico page. It is important to choose the right professional to complete your adoption home study and ensure it complies 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 Santa FeOne of the most emotional parts of the adoption process, both for birth parents and adoptive families, is the time spent in the hospital when the baby is born. It is entirely up to the birth mother to decide how she would like her hospital stay to go. If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, you will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure everything happens exactly as you want it to. When you are ready to begin creating your hospital plan, the following Santa Fe hospital may be able to assist you:
- CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center 455 St. Michaels Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-913-5291