Treatment Foster Care

If you are thinking of adopting or becoming a foster parent, The Arc NCR can help!

Here are answers to some common questions people have when they are deciding whether foster care or adoption is right for them:

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Prospective Foster Parent Information Session

Do you want to find out if being a foster parent is right for you? Join us for an information session at The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region! Upcoming sessions:

Friday, 11/20/15 from 12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday, 12/3/15 from 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursday, 12/17/15 from 6:00-7:00 pm
Friday, 1/8/16 from 12:00-1:00 pm

Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parent Training Sessions

Training is the first step in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. The State of Maryland requires all foster parents to complete a 27-hour training course as part of the certification process. Start by attending our next Information Meeting to find out if foster parenting/adoption is right for you!

Winter 2016 PRIDE Training Schedule

Session 1: Connecting with PRIDE

Wednesday, 1/20/16 TFC Clinical Team
Session 2: Teamwork Toward Permanence Thursday, 1/21/16  Joel Lightfoot
Session 3: Meeting Developmental Needs: Attachment                Wednesday, 1/27/16 Kevin Drumheller
Session 4: Meeting Developmental Needs: Loss Thursday, 1/28/16 Joel Lightfoot
Session 5: Strengthening Family Relationships Wednesday, 2/3/16 Kevin Drumheller
Session 6: Meeting Developmental Needs: Discipline Wednesday, 2/10/16 Kevin Drumheller
Session 7: Continuing Family Relationships Thursday, 2/11/16 Joel Lightfoot
Session 8: Planning for change Wednesday, 2/17/16 Joel Lightfoot
Session 9: Taking PRIDE: Making an informed Decision Thursday, 2/18/16 TFC Clinical Team and Foster Parent Panel

Classes are held from 6-9pm each evening. Please plan to attend all sessions. You must make prior arrangements with instructor if you need to miss a class. We are not able to offer childcare. Please make other arrangements for children. Coffee and soda will be available.

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
4513 Philadelphia Rd.
Aberdeen, MD 21001

To register for a training session, email or call 410-836-7177, extension 329.

Upcoming Foster Parent Support Groups

12/10/15 TFC Holiday Party: Celebrating children! Mountain Christian Church, New Life Center 6:00-8:30 pm
1/7/16 Permanency planning in foster care The Arc NCR 6:00-8:30 pm
2/4/16 Domestic Violence prevention/recovery The Arc NCR 6:00-8:30 pm

Request an Information Packet

To learn more about foster parenting and adoption, request an information packet! To receive your packet in the mail, email or call 410-836-7177, extension 329.


Foster Family-Based Treatment Association (FFTA)

Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY)



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