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Adoption Subsidies

Adoption subsidies are available for children with special needs. Federal subsidies were created by Congress (through Public Law 96-272—the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980) to encourage the adoption of special needs children and remove the financial disincentives to adoption for the families. Children may receive a federally funded subsidy under Title IV-E or a state-funded subsidy as per state guidelines.

Questions regarding adoption subsidies in New Mexico should be directed to:

Jason DeHerrera
Children, Youth & Families Department
Adoption Subsidy Supervisor
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Phone: 505-827-8413
Fax: 505-476-5490