The basics of stepparent adoption in New Mexico

Second marriages often involve stepchildren, that is, children who were born to one of the spouses prior to the marriage. Not infrequently, the stepparent wants to adopt the stepchild (or stepchildren) for reasons of financial security, ensuring the child’s...

The basics of international adoptions

Many New Mexico couples have considered adopting a child who was born in another country, but the international adoption process can be complex, lengthy and expensive. Anyone considering adopting a foreign-born child should familiarize themselves with the process. In...

How much will an adoption cost?

Many New Mexico couples who are considering adoption may wonder about the cost involved in the process. The question does not have a single answer; rather, the total costs can vary significantly, depending upon a number of factors that are outlined below. The biggest...

Understanding intercountry adoptions

There are various reasons for choosing adoption as a method to start or enlarge a family. Couples in New Mexico might consider adoption because they cannot conceive their own children, are part of a same-sex couple or desire to provide a home for an unwanted or...