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Adoption Agencies Santa Fe NM

When considering adoption, keep an open mind about whether to adopt domestically or internationally. There are children all around the world in need of good homes. Check below for related information, products and services.

Ginsburg Jerome
(505) 982-1792
121 Sandoval St
Santa Fe, NM
 
Adoption Resources Santa Fe
(505) 438-1534
2929 Camino Del Bosque
Santa Fe, NM
 
Lamar Sylvia F
(505) 988-1855
1225 S Saint Francis Dr
Santa Fe, NM
 
Lees Richard S
(505) 989-9090
1012 Marquez Pl Unit 402
Santa Fe, NM
 
Family Matters: Adoption Resources
(505) 344-8811
PO Box 7990
Albuquerque, NM
 
Ellington & Ellington LLC
(505) 986-0677
335 W Manhattan Ave
Santa Fe, NM
 
Brito Patrick R Attorney At Law
(505) 984-1950
1850 Old Pecos Trl Ste G
Santa Fe, NM
 
Catron Fletcher R
(505) 982-1947
2006 Botulph Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
Downing & Henderson PC
(505) 820-1515
2074 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM
 
New Mexico Christian Children's Home
(505) 356-5372
1356 New Mexico 236
Portales, NM
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Adopted Child, Adopting an Older Child and Raising Adopted Children

Adopting an Older Child

Adoption is increasingly becoming an option for many parents. While it is a popular choice for single parents and same-sex couples who want to raise children, many opposite-sex couples are also making an active choice for adoption of older children.

Bringing home an older adopted child for the first time requires care. The first few weeks, especially, are crucial. Your approach during this time will significantly impact the relationship your adopted child will share with his or her new family. Here are some tips to help you:

  • Prepare your children in advance: If you already have children, it is important that you talk to them about the new arrival in advance. Prepare them on how they should interact with the adopted child.

  • Assert your role as parent: Establish your role as the parent right from day one. While this may seem difficult, it is important that you combine love with firmness and lay down rules for your child to follow. This is especially important with older kids.

  • Distribute chores and duties: Participating in household chores and duties will help your adopted child integrate with your family. It will also help prevent any resentment in your children.

  • Adapt to your adopted child's needs: Many older children who have been placed in foster care may have a history of neglect or abuse and may be averse to display of intimacy or touch. It is important that you respond sensitively...

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