Foster Parents Needed in Silver City!


Be the difference for Silver City's most vulnerable children.


On behalf of the children in Silver City 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 the inquiry form below. 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 give us a call at (800) 432-2075.


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Attend an information meeting to learn more!

Grant County CYFD staff and foster parents will be available to provide information and answer questions about the process to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent. Meetings are scheduled for the following Tuesdays at the CYFD office located at 3082 32nd Street Bypass Road, Suite A, Silver City, NM:
  • Dec. 15, 5:30 pm
  • Feb. 16, 5:30 pm
  • Apr. 19, 5:30 pm