Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Foster Care and Adoptions
https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/departments/socialservices/fosterparenting/
Resource Details
Alternate Name Baltimore County DSS, Foster Care and Adoptions
Description 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.

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 Medicaid/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
 
Hours of operation:
Mon: 8:30AM 5PM
Tue: 8:30AM 5PM
Wed: 8:30AM 5PM
Thu: 8:30AM 5PM
Fri: 8:30AM 5PM
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.
Programs at this agency Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Foster Parenting and Caregiving
Center for Family Success, Family Support Center
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Project Home
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, In Home Aide Services
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Medical Assistance
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Family Preservation Services
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, Coordinated Entry Program
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, District Offices
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Flex Fund
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Emergency Assistance to Families With Children
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Code Blue Shelter
Eastside Family Shelter


Contact Information
Fax Number 410-853-3199
Main 410-853-3000
Recruitment 410-853-3170
Main Email Address teresa.cunningham@maryland.gov
Main Contact Name Sandra Stewart
Main Contact Title Administrator of Placement and Support Resources
Main Contact Phone 410-853-3966
Main Contact Email Address sandra.stewart@maryland.gov
Director or Senior Administrator Name Teresa Cunningham
Director or Senior Administrator Title Assistant Director
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410-853-3961
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address teresa.cunningham@maryland.gov
Sites offering this Program 6401 York Road