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 Forms for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents

  • Adam Walsh/Abuse & Neglect Check Form
    Please fill out the abuse & neglect form, have your applicant(s) sign it and notarize the form:
    Form: Abuse and Neglect Check for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents [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
     
  • CYFD Criminal Background Check & Abuse/Neglect Procedures & Forms
    Our office needs the following documents to conduct a criminal records and abuse & neglect check on all prospective foster and adoptive parents of New Mexico:
    1. Fill out the criminal records check (CRC) application for all prospective foster/adoptive parent(s):
      Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parent Criminal Records Check Application [PDF]
    2. Register your applicant(s) to get fingerprinted. Go to https://www.cogentid.com/nm/index_NM.htm
      Purpose: 32A-5-14 FOSTERCARE-ADOPTION.
      Applicants shall pay $44.00 to cogent directly via credit card and/or money order. (Note: CYFD foster and adoptive parents do not have to pay this fee.)
    3. Fill out the abuse & neglect form and have your applicant(s) sign and notarize the form:
      Form: Abuse and Neglect Check for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents [PDF] (Note: For CYFD foster and adoptive parents, we do not need the Abuse and Neglect Form sent to our office.)
    4. Print out fingerprint submission receipt (not registration receipt).
      To print the fingerprint submission receipt, you will:
      -- Go to https://www.cogentid.com/nm/index_NM.htm
      -- Under "Applicant Use" section, click on "Print a fingerprint submission receipt"
      -- Enter requested information (registration ID# and DOB) or (last name, first name, SSN & DOB), whichever you prefer
      -- When the receipt appears you can print it and send it in with your paperwork
    5. Send all three documents (CRC application, fingerprint submission receipt, original notarized and signed abuse & neglect form) to our office at:

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

If you have a question about the status of a CRC application or abuse & neglect check, send an email with the applicant(s) name and fingerprint date to CYFD.PSCriminalReco@state.nm.us or call (505) 827-8400.

 

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