Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Foster Care and Adoptions
www.dhr.state.md.us/baltocounty.htm
Resource Details
Alternate Name Baltimore County DSS, Foster Care and Adoptions
Description OVERVIEW: Responsible for placing children in foster care when there's danger of abuse or neglect. Also coordinates the adoption process.

SERVICES:
1) FOSTER CARE: Places children in foster homes or group homes when the child is believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect. Placement is generally ordered through the juvenile court system. Permanent placement is the focus of the service with reunification being the preferable plan whenever possible.

2) FOSTER/ADOPTIVE HOME LICENSING: Requires licenses for families providing 24-hour care for non-related children. Once approved, foster/adoptive parents receive board payments, a Medical Assistance card and a clothing allowance for the support of the foster child. Interested families can be dually licensed for foster care and adoption. Regular information meetings are held.
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Baltimore County
Physical Address 6401 York Road
Baltimore MD
21212 United States
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Hours of operation:
Fri: 8:30AM 5PM
Thu: 8:30AM 5PM
Wed: 8:30AM 5PM
Tue: 8:30AM 5PM
Mon: 8:30AM 5PM
Disabilities Access Yes.
Program
Eligibility Prospective foster/adoptive parents must be over 21 and self-supporting.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees None.
Application Process Call for information.
Documents Required Call for information.
Volunteer Requirements See separate listing for Baltimore County DSS, Volunteer Office.
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Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Child Care Subsidy Program
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Emergency Assistance to Families with Children
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, In Home Aid Services
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Consolidated Family Services
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Medical Assistance
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Services to Families with Children
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Social Services to Adults
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Temporary Disability Assistance Program
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, District Office-Dundalk
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Baltimore County Department of Social Services, District Office-Essex
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Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Office of Home Energy Programs
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Temporary Cash Assistance Program
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, General Information
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Flex Fund


Contact Information
Mailing Address Children & Licensing 6401 York Road
Baltimore MD
21212 United States
Fax Number 410-853-3199
Main 410-853-3000
Recruitment 410-853-3170
Main Email Address judith.schagrin@maryland.gov
Main Contact Name Deborah Barr
Main Contact Title Assistant Director
Main Contact Phone 410-853-3699
Main Contact Email Address deborah.barr@maryland.gov
Director or Senior Administrator Name Judith Schagrin
Director or Senior Administrator Title Assistant Director
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410-853-3961
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address judith.schagrin@dhr.state.md.us


 


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