Foster Parent Policies

The Department of Human Resources provides vital services to Maryland’s children and those who are most vulnerable among us. We simply cannot do this important work without partners like our resource parents, who help us provide safety, well-being, and permanence for children in out-of-home care.

To help support the efforts of our resource parents, the Department of Human Resources and the Social Services Administration has established a website where foster care policies and other important information may be easily found in one place. New and updated information will be added regularly, so be sure to check in often.