Foster Parents Needed in Bernalillo County!
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Requirements for Becoming a Foster Parent
- Steps to Becoming a Licensed Foster Parent
- Learn More About Fostering
- Relative, Adoptive, Foster Parent Training (RAFT) Dates
Attend an information meeting to learn more!
CYFD staff and foster parents will be available to provide information and answer questions about the process to become a licensed foster parent. Meetings are scheduled on 2nd Tuesdays, 6 PM at the CYFD office located at 1031 Lamberton Place NE, Albuquerque, NM.
*Please note, due to COVID-19 precautions, in person meetings are postponed indefinitely. Please reach out to us through the information form or call 505-452-6099.
Be the difference for Bernalillo County's most vulnerable children.
On behalf of the children in Bernalillo County who are in need of foster families, thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed foster parent.
As a foster parent with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), you can help a child by providing a safe home. You can give them hope for the future by providing the care, love and guidance they need to succeed in life.
As a CYFD foster parent, you provide safety and nurturance to children who cannot live at home with their families because it is not a safe place for them. Foster parents open their homes and their hearts to children in custody by allowing them to feel safe, grow and learn in a family setting. Foster parents encourage children in their home to remain connected to their religion, culture and community. Foster parents can be a part of a child’s life even after they have returned home, if they choose to and the child and family are willing.
Above you will find a number of resources that outline the steps of the process, requirements and frequently asked questions that we receive. We encourage you to take the first step by completing and submitting our inquiry form. You can expect a response back from us within two business days.
If at any time you have questions about becoming a foster parent, CYFD staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Just call Lisa at (505) 452-6099 or Tara at (505) 366-7074.