Information and Manuals for CYFD Service Providers

The documents linked below are current CYFD manuals for the provision of services under the Children, Youth and Families Department Super RFP.

Protective Services Criminal Records Check (CRC) Forms and Instructions for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents

  • Out-of-State Adam Walsh/NM Abuse & Neglect Check
    Please fill out the abuse & neglect form and have your applicant(s) sign it in front of a notary. Should any part of the form be incomplete the form will be sent back to be completed.
    NM Abuse & Neglect Form [PDF]

    Our office needs the original signed and notarized form mailed to:
    CYFD Protective Services
    CRC Unit Room 225
    PO Drawer 5160
    Santa Fe, NM 87502

    Should you have questions, please call the CRC Unit at (505) 827-8400 or email us at CYFD.PSCriminalReco@state.nm.us.

CYFD Protective Services Background Check Forms and Instructions for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents

  • Private Adoption Instructions and Forms

    1. First fill out the Private Adoption CRC Application. This application will help you register your applicant(s) to get fingerprinted. (Note: Form shall be typed. If application is missing information, the CRC Unit office will return the entire background check packet so that the application can be be completed and re-submitted.)
      Pro-Se applicants: Please include the Court Name, Address and Case Docket # where you will be filing under "Agency Name and Agency Address."
    2. Register your applicant(s) and/or yourself to get fingerprinted.
      • Go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm.
      • Applicants shall pay $44 fingerprinting fee directly to Gemalto/Cogent via credit card and/or money order. Choose the appropriate ORI and Reason as indicated on the CRC Application. (Note: If the "Type of Application" on the CRC Application does not match the ORI and Reason, the applicant will have to re-pay and get re-fingerprinted.)
      • Print and provide the Fingerprint Registration Receipt to your applicant(s) so they may go to a Gemalto/Cogent Fingerprint Site to get fingerprinted.
    3. Print the Fingerprint Submission Receipt after your applicant and/or yourself has been fingerprinted. To print the Fingerprint Submission Receipt, you will:
      • Go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm.
      • Under "Applicant Use" section, click on "Print a fingerprint submission receipt". Enter the requested information (registration ID# and DOB) or (last name, first name, SSN & DOB), whichever you prefer.
      • Please ensure that the Receipt indicates that the applicant has been fingerprinted. (Note: If you see "Not Fingerprinted," please contact your applicant(s). Do not send us the background check packet until they have been fingerprinted.)
    4. Please fill out the Private Adoption Child Abuse & Neglect Check Form and ensure the applicant(s) sign it in front of a notary. (Note: Form shall be typed. Should any part of the form be incomplete, the entire packet will be sent back so that the form can be completed and re-submitted.)
      Pro Se and Attorney applicants: Please include the Court Name, Address and Case Docket # where you will be filing under "Agency/Court Name and Agency/Court Address."
    5. Mail the Background Check Packet which includes the following three documents:
      • Private Adoption CRC Application
      • Fingerprint Submission Receipt
      • Original notarized and signed Child Abuse & Neglect Check Form

        Mail to:
        CYFD Protective Services
        CRC Unit Room 225
        PO Drawer 5160
        ​Santa Fe, NM 87502

        Should you have a question about the status of a background check, send an email with applicant(s) name, DOB and fingerprint date to CYFD.PSCriminalReco@state.nm.us or call (505) 827-8400.
  • Treatment Foster Care (TFC)/Child Placement Agency (CPA) Instructions and Forms

    1. First fill out the TFC CRC Application. This application will help you register your applicant(s) to get fingerprinted. (Note: Form shall be typed. If application is missing information, the CRC Unit office will return the entire packet so that the application can be be completed and re-submitted.)
    2. Register your applicant(s) to get fingerprinted.
      • Go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm.
      • Applicants shall pay $44 fingerprinting fee directly to Gemalto/Cogent via credit card and/or money order.
      • Choose the appropriate ORI and Reason as indicated on the CRC Application. (Note: If the "Type of Application" on the CRC Application does not match the ORI and Reason, the applicant will have to re-pay and get re-fingerprinted.)
      • Print and provide the Fingerprint Registration Receipt to your applicant(s) so they may go to a Gemalto/Cogent Fingerprint Site to get fingerprinted.
    3. Print the Fingerprint Submission Receipt after your applicant has been fingerprinted. To print the Fingerprint Submission Receipt, you will:
      • Go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm.
      • Under "Applicant Use" section, click on "Print a fingerprint submission receipt". Enter the requested information (registration ID# and DOB) or (last name, first name, SSN & DOB), whichever you prefer.
      • Please ensure that the Receipt indicates that the applicant has been fingerprinted. (Note: If you see "Not Fingerprinted," please contact your applicant(s). Do not send us the background check packet until they have been fingerprinted.)
    4. Please fill out the TFC/CPA Child Abuse & Neglect Check Form and have your applicant(s) sign it in front of a notary. (Note: Should any part of the form be incomplete, the entire packet will be sent back so that the form can be completed and re-submitted.)
    5. Mail the Background Check Packet which includes the following three documents:
      • CRC Application
      • Fingerprint Submission Receipt
      • Original notarized and signed Child Abuse & Neglect Check Form

        Mail to:
        CYFD Protective Services
        CRC Unit Room 225
        PO Drawer 5160
        ​Santa Fe, NM 87502

        Should you have a question about the status of a CRC application or abuse & neglect check, send an email with applicant(s) name, DOB and fingerprint date to CYFD.PSCriminalReco@state.nm.us or call (505) 827-8400.
  • CYFD Field Office Instructions and Forms
    1. First fill out the CYFD CRC Application. This application will help you register your applicant(s) to get fingerprinted. (Note: Form shall be typed. If application is missing information, the CRC Unit office will notify the sender via email and ask that the form be completed and re-submitted.)
    2. Register your applicant(s) to get fingerprinted.
      • Go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm.
      • CYFD is responsible for the $44 fingerprint registration fee.
      • Choose the appropriate ORI and Reason as indicated on the CRC Application. (Note: If the "Type of Application" on the CRC Application does not match the ORI and Reason, the applicant will have to get re-fingerprinted.)
      • Print and provide the Fingerprint Registration Receipt to your applicant(s) so they may go to a Gemalto/Cogent Fingerprint Site to get fingerprinted.
    3. Print the Fingerprint Submission Receipt after your applicant has been fingerprinted. To print the Fingerprint Submission Receipt, you will:
      • Go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm.
      • Under "Applicant Use" section, click on "Print a fingerprint submission receipt". Enter the requested information (registration ID# and DOB) or (last name, first name, SSN & DOB), whichever you prefer.
      • Please ensure that the Receipt indicates that the applicant has been fingerprinted. (Note: If you see "Not Fingerprinted," please contact your applicant(s). Do not send us the CRC Application and Submission Receipt until they have been fingerprinted.)
    4. The CYFD Field Office shall then scan and email the:

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers
CASA Child Abuse and Neglect Check Form - CASA Programs, please use this form for your CASA Volunteers. (Note: Form shall be typed. All required fileds shall be completed.) Please send us the orginal signed and notarized form to:

CYFD Protective Services
CRC Unit Room 225
PO Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502