2601 North Howard St. Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
How to Become a Treatment Foster Parent
All potential foster parents must meet minimum eligibility requirements set by the State of Maryland, regardless of which foster care agency you work with. It is important to remember that the Center for Family Services will be working with you to help you through the training process and certification of your home. Please keep in mind that you will be caring for someone else’s child and this responsibility will impact your family life which will require some adjustments and a firm commitment on your part. Everyone at CFS will work with you and help you
to become to help you be a successful foster parent. The more informed we are about you and your family, the better able we are to place children appropriately according to your family dynamics.
Open your heart, open your home. A child needs you.
Upon meeting the minimum eligibility requirements, there are also certification requirements that must be met prior to full certification regardless of which foster care agency you work with. After certification and placement of a foster child, treatment foster parents are paid a monthly tax-free stipend that includes the State board rate for the care of the foster child and a difficulty of care rate for providing for children with challenging needs.
“The greatest reward comes from seeing a child learn and grow “ ~ Kathryn M. TFC Parent
After you review all of the requirements, we invite you to attend one of our monthly information meetings. For questions on how to become a treatment foster parent, please email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-685-2363 (Baltimore City) or 410-676-1220
For questions on how to become a treatment foster parent, please email us at email@example.com or call 410-685-2363 (Baltimore City office) or 410-676-1220 (Harford County).