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 Hoseemail@example.com|
|Anne Arundel County||Erika Fordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Baltimore City||Recruitment #||email@example.com|
|Baltimore County||Dawn Pipesh||Dawn.Pipesh@maryland.gov|
|Calvert County||Carla Gurganusfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carroline County||Robin Bigeloemail@example.com|
|Carroll County||Susan Beard||Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cecil County||Charlene Hearneemail@example.com|
|Charles County||LaDonn Barrosfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dorchester County||Jessica Cruzemail@example.com|
|Frederick County||Recruitment #||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Garrrett County||Misty SanJulianemail@example.com|
|Harford County||Recruitment #||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Howard County||Dawn Moseremail@example.com|
|Kent County||Dawn Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Montgomey County||Recruitment #||email@example.com|
|Prince George’s County||Recruitment #||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Queen Anne’s County||Carol O’Donnelemail@example.com|
|St. Mary’s County||Natara Strotherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Somerset County||Melissa Mooreemail@example.com|
|Talbot County||Christine Abbatiellofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Washington County||Tina Wolfensbergeremail@example.com|
|Wicomico County||Kelly Myrerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Worcester County||Trina Townsendemail@example.com|
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*Anything you share with the Resource Parent Ombudsman is confidential.