Foster Care Stories - Resources

Foster Care Stories


General Foster Care Information and Resources

Foster Care Information Hotline 888-MDKIDS2 or 888-635-4372

Maryland Department of Human Resources
General Information about foster care in Maryland
Requirements for becoming a foster parent in Maryland
Links to Departments of Social Services in Maryland

Other Local Resources and Related Links
Adoptions Together
Board of Child Care
The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth
Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center
Maryland CASA Association

National Resources and Related Links
AARP GrandCare Toolkit
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Humane
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Casey Family Services
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare League of America
Children’s Defense Fund
Concerned United Birthparents, Inc
Foster Care Alumni of America
Foster Clubs
Foster Family-Based Treatment Association
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Youth Development
National Foster Parent Association
National Runaway Switchboard
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Orphan Foundation of America
Race Matters Consortium
Foster Success
YouthBuild USA

Video Clips

Watch these video clips from actual foster families in Maryland to get the inside story on fostering:

PlayWhat are the rewards of working with foster children?
PlayWhat is a CASA volunteer?
PlayWhy become a foster parent?
PlayWhat’s it like to be a foster family?
PlayWhat’s it like to be a foster sibling?