Placing A Child at NMBCH

The New Mexico Baptist Children's Home operates as a basic care facility and is licensed as such by the Children, Youth and Family and the Health and Environment Departments of the State of New Mexico.  The agency operates within all civil rights legislation, offering care to dependent, neglected, or abused children. Neither race, creed, nor national origin is a consideration for admission to care.


Children placed at NMBCH must meet certain minimum requirements. To learn more about these requirements, please click here.


Process Overview

The application process begins when a completed application packet is submitted to the Home by mail, fax, or E-mail.  The application packet consists of an application, an educational survey, and a medical form.  The Application must be filled out by a parent or persons having current and background information on the child and family.  The Educational Survey should be completed by school personnel most familiar with the child's educational history.  The Medical Form must be completed by the child's physician.


After the completed application packet is received at the Home, our intake committee reviews the information and determines if an interview is appropriate.  Our staff then contacts the family to arrange an interview on our campus.  The interview process includes a tour of the campus and a meeting time to discuss the needs for placement.  After the interview, the intake committee meets again to review all of the case information.  If a placement is possible, the family will be contacted to arrange a date and time for placement.


Child's Application & Medical History
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Child's Physical Exam Form
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Child's Educational Survey
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Information Release Authorization
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Email placement applications to Betty McConnell at