Adoption

albequerque-adoptionRio Rancho — Farmington — Los Lunas — Santa Fe — Belen

Adoption offers the promise of a joyful, legal and permanent child/parent relationship. Often, the biggest obstacle to an otherwise joyful adoption process and outcome are lengthy and expensive legal problems.

At the Albuquerque, New Mexico, family law and adoption law firm of Carpenter & Associates, we have handled hundreds of adoptions. We are skilled at working to minimize your costs while addressing legal issues relating to your adoption process.

We regularly handle a broad variety of adoption scenarios, including:

  • Stepparent adoptions: We can manage the complete legal process needed to help you adopt your spouse’s child or children, including working to locate, negotiate with or fight against the child’s other biological parent. We can also provide legal counseling regarding the timing and propriety of the adoption.
  • Custodial-style adoption: We can represent the mother of the adoptive parent(s) when a mother wishes for her newborn to be adopted by another family, provide court-required legal counseling and refer the mother to court-required social counseling. Regardless of whether you want an open adoption or a closed one, we are able to help.
  • Foster child adoption: We can work with the Children, Youth and Family Division (CYFD), work to have the biological parents’ parenting right terminated and manage the adoption process for you.

As a court-appointed guardian ad litem empowered to represent the interests of minor children in court, firm lawyer Josh Carpenter is experienced in handling family law matters regarding children with compassion, understanding and skill. For a no-charge discussion of your adoption-related concerns, contact our office today.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding adoption in New Mexico, contact us for answers and experienced legal help. We provide free initial consultations, accept credit cards, charge competitive rates, speak Spanish and are conveniently located next to the courthouse in downtown Albuquerque in the Bank of the West building at 500 Marquette. Call our office at 505-243-0065 or contact us online .