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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.  For more information contact TFC Department at 410-836-7177.

TFC 2018 Training Schedule

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.

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.


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Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY)

Want to learn more?

Do you want to find out if being a foster parent is right for you? Contact The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region for more information! Email Wendy at or call 410-836-7177, extension 335.

Treatment Foster Care Application

General Information


Household Composition

Foster Care Information

If you have ever been certified as a foster parent for another agency in this state or another state, provide the following information:


“I hereby certify that all of the above responses are true and correct. I understand that any false or misleading statements made as part of this application may be cause for non-acceptance into The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region’s Treatment Foster Care Program.”




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Mailing Address
4513 Philadelphia Road
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: (410) 836-7177
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