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Important information about filing an adoption in New Mexico.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN NEW MEXICO: We are committed to helping unite families through stepparent adoption. We understand that some relationships leave a child with an absent parent. Our program allows families to complete their New Mexico step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.

Completing a stepparent adoption in New Mexico doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Our goal is to empower families with an affordable means to adopt their stepson or stepdaughter. We back our service with a 100% court acceptance guarantee.

New Mexico step parent adoption

Helping the entire State of New Mexico in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in New Mexico and recommended by court clerks.

We help families in every city of New Mexico, including: Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, South valley, Clovis, Hobbs, and every other city in New Mexico.

Important information about filing an adoption in New Mexico.

A stepparent adoption in New Mexico can be a fairly simple process, and it can be a wonderful step to take to unit the family unit. When the adoption is completed, the child will have the following benefits:

  • > New name is established (if desired)
  • > New birth certificate
  • > Two legal parents active in the child's life
  • > Ability to inherit from adoptive parent

The child will have a relationship with the adoptive parent that is the same as if the child were born to the stepparent. The child's new birth certificate will show the child's new name and will have the adoptive parent and the natural parent listed as the child's mother and father.

If your matter is complex, a local adoption attorney can answer any legal questions you may have. Review the following fact check which provides a general guideline as to whether you can do your own adoption:

Who can adopt.

  • > Stepmother, or
  • > Stepfather

A stepparent in New Mexico can file to adopt his or her step child. The stepparent must be legally married to the child's parent.

In some states, a domestic partnership and same-sex marriages may also adopt under the step parent adoption laws.

Parental Rights

Both the biological father and the biological mother have parental rights to the child. In every adoption, the absent or consenting parents parental rights will have to be terminated.

Some of the common grounds for termination of parental rights are:

  • > Abandonment of the child
  • > Lack of financial support
  • > Sustained lack of contact
  • > Abuse or neglect of minor children
  • > Putative or presumptive father is not the bio-father

Child's consent

In New Mexico, if the child is over 12 years of age, the child will be required to sign a consent to the adoption.

Where to file

You will file your step parent adoption documents in the court located in the county where you reside. If you are in the military, you have the option to file in your home-state of record.

We have listed the address for some of the New Mexico Courts below.

New Mexico Adoption

After you have determined that you want to complete a stepparent adoption, and have familiarized yourself with the adoption process, we can help you make the adoption a reality.

The adoption is fairly simple:

  • > Complete our online questionnaire
  • > Review and sign the adoption forms
  • > Notice the absent parent
  • > Sign all consents
  • > Complete background check (if required)
  • > Complete home-study (if required)
  • > Attend final adoption hearing

We will let you know if a background check or home study is required. We will also let you know if your specific situation can eliminate any steps or whether a step or two will need to be added.

Do it yourself step parent adoption in New Mexico

NEW MEXICO COURT LOCATIONS:

Here is the information for all of the courts in New Mexico that handle adoptions. If your region is not listed, we will include the nearest court information with your documents.

Bernalillo County Courthouse: 400 Lomas Blvd N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87102 Phone: 505-841-7451

Santa Fe County Courthouse: 2052 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: 505-984-9914 ext. 124 Fax: 505-986-5866

Santa Fe County Courthouse: 100 Catron Street, P.O. Box 2268, Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: 505-476-0189

Don Ana County Courthouse: 201 West Picacho, Suite A, Las Cruces, NM 88005 Phone: 505-523-8283 Fax: 505-523-8290

McKinely County Courthouse: 201 West Hill, Room 21, Gallup, NM 87301 Phone: 505-863-6816 Fax: 505-722-9172

Chaves County Courthouse: 400 N. Virginia, P.O. Box 1776, Roswell, NM 88202-1776 Phone: 505-622-2565 Fax: 505-624-95066138

Court filing fees.

The court filing fees for an adoption in New Mexico are approximately $200.

Step Parent Adoption in New Mexico We help families throughout New Mexico complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, South valley, Clovis, Hobbs, and all the other cities in New Mexico.

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