Foster And Adoptive Parenting Meeting April 20

CYFD News:
 
ESPANOLA – The public is invited to an information meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.
 
The information meeting will be held at the local CYFD office at 912 N. Railroad in Espanola.
 
There are 47 children in Rio Arriba/Los Alamos Counties in the foster care system. There is an urgent need for more foster parents in these communities.
 
Single, married or cohabitating individuals committed to caring for children can qualify to become a foster parent but must be 18 or older, able to pass a criminal background check, willing to attend a free training and participate in the home study process.
 
CYFD staff will be available at the information meeting to give information and answer questions about how to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent.
 
For more information, contact Renee Valerio at 505.629.8827 or renee.valerio@state.nm.us. For general foster/adoptive parenting information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call CYFD toll-free at 1.800.432.2075 or visit the website.
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