Adoption subsidies are available for children with special needs. Federal subsidies were created by Congress (through Public Law 96-272—the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980) to encourage the adoption of special needs children and remove the financial disincentives to adoption for the families. Children may receive a federally funded subsidy under Title IV-E or a state-funded subsidy as per state guidelines.
Questions regarding adoption subsidies in New Mexico should be directed to:
Children, Youth & Families Department
Adoption Subsidy Specialist
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502