Adopting is very important to both the child and the parent to be. For the child, it gives him or her sense of belonging. In this case, a home and a direct care-taker who takes full responsibilities of their needs. It feels good to have someone who cares about your well-being. This also gives the child a sense of security.
The ‘parent’ also enjoys the fact of being trusted by the child. This results in a growth of self-esteem and pride too in the society. In New Mexico, it is legal to adopt a child. The law requires that one should have attained a minimum age of 21. At this age, the person who wants to adopt must prove to the authority that he or she can meet the needs of the child without much struggle.