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Foster Care Licensing Requirements
 

 Prospective resource families must meet the following:
  • Be over age 21
  • Attend an information meeting
  • Complete 27 hours of pre-service training
  • Complete the home study approval process
  • Complete a registration and authorization for clearance forms
  • Be able to meet your family’s financial obligations
  • Be in good physical and mental health
  • Agree to have a background check, including criminal background
  • Agree not to smoke around the foster child, including both in your home and in the car
  • Provide three references
  • Obtain your first aid and CPR certifications
  • Have patience, flexibility and a commitment to children
  • Have room for a child

You may not qualify for resource parenting if:
  • You are experiencing financial difficulties and do not have stable and sufficient income       
  • Anyone in the household has an indicated child protective service finding
  • Anyone in the household was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) within the last five years        
  • Anyone in the household was convicted of a felony or drug related offense
  • You owe child support
  • You live in a one bedroom apartment or home 
Am I Eligible?

Maryland Department of Human Resources

Charles County Health Department

Maryland Department of DLLR

Charles County Government

 
Am I Eligible?

Maryland Department of Human Resources    Charles County Health Department

Maryland Department of DLLR    Charles County Government