Steps & Requirements to Become a Foster ParentSix Steps to Becoming a Foster Parent:
In order to ensure that we’re matching the right children with the right families, there are six important steps to becoming a foster parent.
Step One: Talk to a Kennedy Krieger therapeutic foster parent recruiter at 443-923-3811
Step Two: Attend an information meeting, where you will meet your recruiter and current foster parents and submit your application.
Step Three: Participate in an initial home visit and interview
Step Four: Attend and successfully complete pre-service training
Step Five: Participate in a follow-up home study
Step Six: Receive certification as a Kennedy Krieger Institute therapeutic foster parent.
In order to become certified as a therapeutic foster care parent, you must meet state licensing requirements. These include:
- Minimum age of 21 years
- Physical exams and tuberculosis testing for all family members
- Background checks for all family members 18 and older
- Reference checks
- Health and fire inspections of the home
How to Contact Us
If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child by becoming a therapeutic foster care parent, please call Stephanie King at 443.923.3238 or email KingS@kennedykreiger.org .