Washington County Department of Social Services, Foster Care and Adoption
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Resource Details
Alternate Name Washington County DSS, Foster Care and Adoption
Description FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION: Responsible for placing children, who are in danger of abuse or neglect, into an approved foster home, a therapeutic foster family home, a group home, or a residential treatment center. Also coordinates the adoption process.

SERVICES:
1) KINSHIP CARE: Places children who must live apart from their parents with relatives whenever possible.

2) FOSTER CARE: Places children in foster homes or group homes when the child is believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect. Permanent placement is the focus of the service with reunification being the preferable plan whenever possible.

3) FOSTER/ADOPTIVE HOME LICENSING: A program that requires licenses for those 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 - Washington County
 
Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Program
Eligibility Children from birth to age 18 who need out of home placement due to guardian's inability to provide proper care.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees None.
Application Process Call or email foster.love@maryland.gov for further information.
Documents Required Call or Email for details.
Volunteer Requirements Aduts 21 and older
Volunteer Duties To provide transportation and other services. Must pass criminal background check and be fingerprinted.
Programs at this agency Washington County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services
Washington County Department of Social Services, Family School Partnership
Washington County Department of Social Services, Interagency Family Preservation
Washington County Department of Social Services, Respite Care
Washington County Department of Social Services, Temporary Disability Assistance Program
Washington County Department of Social Services, Project Home
Washington County Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services
Washington County Department of Social Services, In-Home Aide Services
Washington County Department of Social Services, Social Services to Adults
Washington County Department of Social Services, Child Support Administration
Washington County Department of Social Services, Temporary Cash Assistance
Washington County Department of Social Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Washington County Department of Social Services, Medical Assistance
Washington County Department of Social Services, Families with Children
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Contact Information
Fax Number 240-420-2111
Main 240-420-2100
Main Email Address Foster.Love@maryland.gov
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Sites offering this Program 122 North Potomac Street