Through Families for Children, caring foster families give young people (10 to age 17) a safe place to live. These children are better served in a more intimate setting rather than a residential group home atmosphere. Families for Children is licensed by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department as an adoption and foster care agency. All foster homes are licensed by our agency, and are closely monitored by staff.
Voluntary Foster Care
Temporary, voluntary foster care helps families who are facing a severe crisis like homelessness and mental or physical illness. Youngsters are given a caring, safe place to live until their parents/guardians stabilize their lives and can be reunited. Ongoing family visits are encouraged. Our professional and supportive staff assist family through:
- Confidential counseling
- Family needs assessment and case management
- Referrals to other community programs as needed
- Parenting education and life skills development
Older Child Adoptions
In some cases, children placed in voluntary foster care transition to adoptive homes. Foster families licensed through Families for Children interested in adopting are offered home studies, training and post-placement support.