New Mexico


State Clearinghouse on Missing Children

Reason to Contact:
A state clearinghouse is usually run by law enforcement. It provides help in cases of parental child abduction. For abductions from another country to the United States, they can help locate a child. For abductions from the United States to another country, they can help parents in filing missing person reports. 

New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Attn: Law Enforcement Records
P. O. Box 1628
Santa Fe, NM  87504-1628
Phone: 505-827-9297


Law Enforcement

Reason to Contact:
Contact your local police to file a missing person's report. Ask them to enter your child's name into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. 

FBI Field Office
Albuquerque Field Office
4200 Luecking Park Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-889-1300

State Patrol
New Mexico State Police
Phone: 505-827-9300 or 505-827-3476

Department of Public Safety
New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Phone: 505-827-9000

Department of Transportation
New Mexico Department of Transportation
Phone: 505-827-5100

Port Authorities
New Mexico Border Authority
221 Pete Domenici Highway
Santa Teresa, NM 88008
Phone: 575-589-6501

Nationwide Resources: 
Taking a child from the United States, or attempting to, is a federal crime. So is keeping a child outside of the United States to block parental rights. These acts are crimes under the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act (18 U.S.C. 1204). The FBI has jurisdictional authority to investigate federal crimes. If you have questions or believe someone has abducted your child outside of the United States or is planning to do so, contact a FBI field office in the United States. To find the FBI field office nearest to you, use this link:



Reason to Contact:
If you know your child is being taken to the airport as part of possible abduction, contact the airport for help. You should have copies of all custody and legal documents ready to send by email or fax, if needed. You can contact the State Department’s Office of Children’s Issues to assist you with this process. You can reach them at or by calling 888-407-4747. 


Legal Assistance

Reason to Contact:
If you are involved in an international parental child abduction case in the United States or abroad, a legal aid group may be able to help you with your legal representation. Legal aid organizations provide free legal help or help at a low cost to eligible individuals. Eligibility is mainly based on income and resource limits. There are also rules on the types of cases they will take. 

For information about legal aid and other legal referral resources, visit

Follow the prompts for the particular state in which you are seeking legal services.

New Mexico Legislature
Phone: 505-986-4300

New Mexico Courts
Family Law Forms

New Mexico State Bar Association
Phone: 505-797-6000 or 800-876-6227

New Mexico Attorney General

Locator Service
Child Support Enforcement Division
Department of Human Services
Phone: 800-585-7631 or 800-288-7207

Compensation Program for Crime Victims
Crime Victims Reparation Commission
8100 Mountain Road, NE, Suite 106
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-841-9432 or 800-306-6262 (victims only)


Resources for State Statutes

Reason to Contact:
The resource below may help you determine your state custody laws and if your state has laws on abduction prevention. You may also want to consult the Attorney General’s Office website of your state or contact an attorney licensed to practice law in your state. Please note: the resource below may not be current and may change at any time. This resource is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. 

Non-Profit Organization

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 125
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-224-2150  

Last Updated: April 23, 2024