Thank you for your interest in the Prince George's County Department of Social Services Foster Care/Adoption Program. The first step to become a foster care or adoptive parent in Prince George's County is to attend an Information Meeting.
All meetings are held at Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
925 Brightseat Road
Landover, Maryland 20785
Meetings are held from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Room 124
* These meetings are held on the weekend at a different location.
Registration is required, however, walk-ins are welcomed. To register email or call Lisa Robertson at 301-909-2300.
2016 Resource & Parent Information Meetings
Monday, June 6, 2016
*Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:30am-12:30 @ South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Rd. Bowie, MD. 20721
Basic Requirements for becoming a foster care or adoptive parent:
Be a resident of Prince George's County, Maryland
At least 21 years old
Single or married
May live in a house or apartment
Have working telephone service
All household members over 18 are willing to be fingerprinted and complete criminal back check
Be financially stable
Complete initial medical examination and biannual medical examination
Provide three (3) references regarding your parenting ability
Complete at least 27-hours of training
Complete a home safety inspection
Provide a child care plan
Refrain from physical or corporal punishment
During inclement weather the Department of Social Services follows the Prince George's County school systems schedule. If the schools are closed the information meeting for that date is automatically cancelled.
To get updated information during inclement weather or cancelled meetings call 301-909-2410.