Foster and Adoptive Parent Information Meetings

Attend a local, free information meeting and learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent! CYFD staff and foster parents will be available to provide information and answer questions about the process to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent at the following locations (click on city name to jump to a list of dates). Reservations are not necessary; just show up!

Due to various scheduling and county training differences, it is recommended that families attend the information meetings in the counties in which they reside.

Note: Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) has ceased offering the non-relative Adoption Only program. CYFD does continue to offer the Foster Care program. The Foster Care Program differs in that that the goal of the program is to ultimately reunite the child with their biological parent while the child is in your care for approximately a year. Should you become a Foster Parent it is also a possibility that the children that you foster may become available for adoption.

 

Alamogordo | Albuquerque | Carlsbad | Clovis | Deming | Espanola | Estancia | Farmington | Gallup | Grants | Hobbs | Las Cruces | Las Vegas | Lordsburg | Los Alamos | Los Lunas | Raton | Rio Rancho | Roswell | Ruidoso | Santa Fe | Socorro | Taos | Truth or Consequences | Tucumcari

 

 TucumcariAlamogordo Information Meetings - Otero County
Location: CYFD, 2200 Indian Wells Road, Alamogordo, NM
Contact: Kathy Melendez, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 386-9528 
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Albuquerque Information Meetings - Bernalillo County
Location: CYFD, 1031 Lamberton Place NE, Albuquerque, NM
Contact: Robin Yoder, Acting Foster & Adoptive Navigator Supervisor, (505) 796-2958
Dates/Time: 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month
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Carlsbad Information Meetings - Eddy County
Location: CYFD, 901 DeBaca St., Carlsbad, NM
Contact: Lisa Weekley, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 840-4296
Dates/Time:
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Clovis Information Meetings - Curry County
Location: CYFD, 221 W. Llano Estacado, Clovis, NM
Contact: Lisa Weekley, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 840-4296
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Deming Information Meetings - Luna County
Location: CYFD, 918 Pear Street, Deming, NM
Contact: Kathy Melendez, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 386-9528  
Dates/Time:
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Espanola Information Meetings - Rio Arriba County
Location: CYFD, 912 N. Railroad Ave., Espanola, NM
Contact: Rachel Mohr, Placement Supervisor, (505) 753-7191
Dates/Time:
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Estancia Information Meetings - Torrance County
Location: CYFD, 214 S. 5th Street, Estancia, NM
Contact: Patricia Hale, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (505) 327-5316, ext. 1123
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Farmington Information Meetings - San Juan County
Location: CYFD, 2800 Farmington Ave., Farmington, NM
Contact: Patricia Hale, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (505) 327-5316, ext. 1123
Dates/Time:
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Gallup Information Meetings - McKinley County
Location: CYFD, 1720 E. Aztec, Gallup, NM
Contact: Patricia Hale, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (505) 327-5316, ext. 1123
Dates/Time:
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Grants Information Meetings - Cibola County
Location: CYFD, 1019 E. Roosevelt Ave., Suite A, Grants, NM
Contact: Patricia Hale, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (505) 327-5316, ext. 1123
Dates/Time:
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Hobbs Information Meetings - Lea County
Location: CYFD, 907 W. Calle Sur, Hobbs, NM
Contact: Lisa Weekley, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 840-4296
Dates/Time:
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Las Cruces Information Meetings - Doña Ana County
Location: CYFD, 760 Motel Blvd., Suite A, Las Cruces, NM
Contact: Kathy Melendez, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 386-9528
Dates/Time:
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Las Vegas Information Meetings - San Miguel County
Location: CYFD, 2518 Ridge Runner Rd., Las Vegas, NM
Contact: Darlene Lopez, Placement Supervisor, (505) 467-9921
Dates/Time:
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Lordsburg Information Meetings - Hidalgo County
Location: Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, 720 E. 2nd Street, Lordsburg, NM
Contact: Kathy Melendez, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 386-9528 
Dates/Time:
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Los Alamos Information Meeting - Los Alamos County
Location: Los Alamos LDS Church, 1967 18th Street, Los Alamos, NM
Contact: Rachel Mohr, Placement Supervisor, (505) 753-7191
Dates/Time:
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Los Lunas Information Meetings - Valencia County
Location: CYFD, 475 Courthouse Road, Los Lunas, NM
Contact: Patricia Hale, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (505) 327-5316, ext. 1123
Dates/Time:
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Raton Information Meetings - Colfax County
Location: CYFD, 1900 Hospital Drive, Raton, NM
Contact: Anita Martinez, Placement Supervisor, (575) 445-2358
Dates/Time:
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Rio Rancho Information Meetings - Sandoval County
Location: 4359 Jager Drive NE, Suite D, Rio Rancho, NM
Contact: Patricia Hale, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (505) 327-5316, ext. 1123
Dates/Time:
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Roswell Information Meetings - Chaves County
Location: CYFD, #4 Grand Avenue Plaza, Roswell, NM
Contact: Lisa Weekley, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 840-4296
Dates/Time:
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Ruidoso Information Meetings - Lincoln County
Location: CYFD, 507 Mecham Street, Ruidoso, NM
Contact: Kathy Melendez, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 386-9528 
Dates/Time:
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Santa Fe Information Meetings - Santa Fe County
Location: CYFD, 1920 Fifth Street, Santa Fe, NM
Contact: Stephanie Fode-Garcia, Placement Supervisor, (505) 827-7450
Dates/Time:
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Socorro Information Meetings - Socorro County
Location: CYFD, 104 S. 6th Street, Socorro, NM
Contact: Kathy Melendez, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 386-9528 
Dates/Time:
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Taos Information Meetings - Taos County
Location: CYFD, 1308 Gusdorf Road, Taos, NM
Contact: Michelle Rael, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 640-1653
Dates/Time:
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Truth or Consequences Information Meetings - Sierra County
Location: CYFD, 161 New School Road, T or C, NM
Contact: Kathy Melendez, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 386-9528 
Dates/Time:
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Tucumcari Information Meetings - Quay County
Location: CYFD, 107 W. Aber, Tucumcari, NM
Contact: Lisa Weekley, Foster & Adoptive Navigator, (575) 840-4296
Dates/Time:
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