Question of the Month
What is the first step in the process to become a resource parent with the Department of Social Services?
Thank you for your interest to be a resource parent for children in foster care. The first step in the process is to reach out to your local department of social service. Based on your residence, you can call or email the contact person listed below at the local department of social services in your county. The recruiter will be able to share information with you and answer any of your questions. They will gather some information from you and invite you to an information meeting. You can find additional information on becoming a resource parent, the requirements and training at Becoming a Resource (Foster) Parent and on the local department’s social media pages.
You may also find Families Considering Foster Care and Adoption Fact Sheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway helpful as well. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to partner with you soon.
|Department of Social Services||Contact||
|Allegany County||Paulette Hosefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anne Arundel County||Erika Fordemail@example.com|
|Baltimore City||Recruitment #||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Baltimore County||Dawn Pipesh||Dawn.Pipesh@maryland.gov|
|Calvert County||Carla Gurganusemail@example.com|
|Carroline County||Robin Bigelofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carroll County||Susan Beard||Susan.email@example.com|
|Cecil County||Charlene Hearnefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Charles County||LaDonn Barrosemail@example.com|
|Dorchester County||Jessica Cruzfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Frederick County||Recruitment #||email@example.com|
|Garrrett County||Misty SanJulianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Harford County||Recruitment #||email@example.com|
|Howard County||Dawn Moserfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kent County||Dawn Youngemail@example.com|
|Montgomey County||Recruitment #||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prince George’s County||Recruitment #||email@example.com|
|Queen Anne’s County||Carol O’Donnelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|St. Mary’s County||Natara Strotheremail@example.com|
|Somerset County||Melissa Moorefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Talbot County||Christine Abbatielloemail@example.com|
|Washington County||Tina Wolfensbergerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wicomico County||Kelly Myreremail@example.com|
|Worcester County||Trina Townsendfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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If you have a question for the Resouce Parent Ombudsman please:
*Anything you share with the Resource Parent Ombudsman is confidential.