Information Sessions

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 at our offices located at:

Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
925 Brightseat Road
Landover, Maryland 20785
Phone: 301-909-2300
Meetings are held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Room 124

Registration is required, however, walk–ins are welcomed. To register call Lisa Robertson at 301-909-2300 or email lisa.robertson@maryland.gov

2015 Resource & Parent Information Meetings

 

  • Monday, March 9, 2015
  • Monday, April 6, 2015SS_information_Sessions_11_13.png
  • Monday, May 4, 2015
  • Monday, June 15, 2015
  • Monday, July 13, 2015 
  • Monday, August 10, 2015
  • Monday, September 14, 2015
  • Monday, October 19, 2015
  • Monday, November 9, 2015
  • Monday, December 7, 2015

 

Saturday Orientation Sessions will be conducted at various Prince George's County Public Libraries.  See the schedule below for dates and times (because space is limited at these facilities, you MUST pre-register):

Saturday, March 21, 2015 

Accokeek Library from 11:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.

 15773 Livingston Road

Accokeek, MD 20607

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Greenbelt Library from 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

11 Crescent Road

Greenbelt, MD 20770

 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Oxon Hill Library from 11:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.

6200 Oxon Hill Road

Oxon Hill, MD 20745

 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Upper Marlboro Library from 10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.

14730 Main Street

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

 

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 bi-annual 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

 

Notes:

  • 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.