Information Sessions

SS_information_Sessions_11_13.pngThank 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 (directions)
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 contact Lisa Robertson at 301-909-2300.

2016 Resource Parent Information Meetings

​Date ​Location ​Time
​Saturday, January 9, 2016 ​Surratts-Clinton Library
9400 Piscataway Road
Clinton, Maryland
301-868-9200
​10 am - 12 noon
​Saturday, February 13, 2016 ​Largo-Kettering Library
9601 Capitol Lane
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
301-336-4044
​10 am - 12 noon
​Saturday, March 12, 2016

​Hyattsville Library
6530 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, Maryland
301-985-4690

​10 am - 12 noon
​Saturday, March 26, 2016 ​Lake Arbor Community Center
10100 Lake Arbor Way
Bowie, Maryland
301-937-0294
​10 am - 12 noon
​Saturday, April 16, 2016 Beltsville Library
4319 Sellman Road
Beltsville, Maryland
301-937-0294
​10 am - 12 noon
Saturday, April 30, 2016 College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Avenue
College Park, Maryland
301-441-2647

11 am - 1 pm

Saturday, May 14, 2016 Temple Hills Community Center
5300 Temple Hills Road
Temple Hills, Maryland
301-894-6616
10 am - 12 noon
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Prince George's County
Department of Social Services
925 Brightseat Road
Landover, Maryland
301-909-2300
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
*Directions to agency below
Monday, June 6, 2016 Prince George's County
Department of Social Services
925 Brightseat Road
Landover, Maryland
301-909-2300
​5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
*Directions to agency below
 

Basic Requirements

Below are 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

  • Summer and winter dates for 2016 (July, August, September, October, November and December) will be announced at a later date.  
  • During inclement weather and to get updated information on cancelled meetings call 301-909-2410.