The words “not enough” are heard every day inside of our nation’s foster care system . . . not enough resources, not enough support, not enough families. It doesn’t have to be this way. We work alongside others, and stand together, in our community to make a different reality for children and families.
We need your help. Can you stand with us? Can you open your heart and home to become a foster parent? Foster parents, also called resource parents, are temporary, substitute parents who provide for the physical, emotional, and social needs of children until the biological family can be reunited or a permanent placement can be implemented.
Children in foster care have been removed from their biological family because some form of abuse or neglect posed a significant risk to their safety. They are Montgomery County children and they come from all backgrounds–a variety of social and economic backgrounds, from every race, religion, and nationality. Their ages range from infancy to young adult.
Foster parents are trusted to keep children safe while Child Welfare Services, part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, works with the biological parents to put services and a plan in place so that children will be safe upon reunification.
There are more than 300 Montgomery County children in out of home care and foster homes are needed for children of all ages. We need families just like yours.
To learn more about foster parenting, the licensing process and requirements, and an overview of Child Welfare Services, please join us for one of our monthly information meeting. Meetings are virtual.
See upcoming dates and get more information at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/fosterparent
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