"When my neighbor had twins, I brought over dinner once a week so she had one less thing to worry about."
"I don't have kids yet, but I knew my friend could use a break from her newborn. I offered to babysit or help her run errands."
"I saw a dad at the grocery store with two crying kids, so I helped him get his groceries to the car. I know what it feels like to be in that position."
As New Mexicans, it's up to all of us to make the lives of our children better. Every mother, father, young person, and community member has the ability to be there for the children of New Mexico. What can you do to help? Donate your time to an organization that needs volunteers, assemble a backpack for a foster child, offer support to your neighbors and families in your community, and report child abuse when you see it.
Registration for the 2019 CYFD Adoption & Guardianship Families Conference is OPEN for all families who have adopted or have current guardianship assistance agreements (GAP) in New Mexico. Please share this information about the adoption conference with families that meet the criteria and might like to attend. The deadline to register is quickly approaching and we want any family that would like to attend to have the opportunity to earn Mandated Training hours, meet other adoptive families and attend the conference.
REGISTER NOW on or by February 25th, 2019, for the 2019 CYFD Adoption and Guardianship Families Conference.
Conference Date: March 9, 2019
Embassy Suites, Albuquerque
✔ Offsite childcare for all ages is available on a first come basis.
✔ Workshops will count towards foster parent mandated training hours to maintain license.
✔ Spanish interpreter available.
Come join other adoptive and guardianship families from around New Mexico at this annual event just for you! Keynote speakers and expert trainers present on topics and tools to support you and your family.
➤ More information can be found here.