I am trying to get more information about an adoption that took place in New Mexico in 1916. The laws around adoption and record privacy seem to be varied, but many states simply don't reveal this information. What would be my next course of action to get more information (laws permitting)?
As far as I can tell it was a newborn adoption, though how far separated the birth is from the adoption, I have no idea. Neither do I know if this was a private adoption or one that ran through government channels. I have the names of the adopting parents and the name of the adopted (which I assume was given to her by the former, not the birth parents). I have no other details other than the date of birth (26 Jun 1916).
Most of my searching has been relatively naive, entering terms into Google like "new mexico adoption 1916" and seeing what comes up. Most of the results are bulletin boards of living people trying to find their birth parent(s), which don't apply in this case.