- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Maryland.
- DHR Local Offices
Contact information for local Department of Human Resources’ offices.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Maryland.
- Licensed Private Adoption Agencies
List of licensed, private adoption agencies.
- Pre-Service Training Information
DHR provides information on 35-hour PRIDE pre-service training classes.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Maryland.
- Adoption Information
Adoption information by state
- Understanding Maryland’s Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- Adoptions Together Heart Gallery
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in Maryland.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Maryland to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Maryland children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Information
Provides general information about ICPC process in Maryland, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select Maryland to view more information on adoption assistance in the state of Maryland, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Adoptions Together Post-Adoption Counseling Services
Services include counseling, parent coaching, support groups, and education.
- Adoptions Together Support Groups
Contact information for Adoptions Together’s support group.
- Monthly Support Groups
Monthly support groups facilitated by the Barker Foundation include Parenting Adopted Adolescents and High School-Aged Teenagers, Adopted Persons, Adoptive Parents of Young Adults, and Adoptive Parents in Open and Semi-Open Adoptions.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Maryland.
- Adoption Services
DHR services and information
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of therapists specializing in working with attachment and trauma related issues
- Behavioral Care
A list of local mental health services
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Centers
A list of local sex abuse treatment centers
- Counseling Resources
A list of local therapists
- Kid Counseling
A list of local child therapists
- Kinship Care
Information on kinship care resources
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- Free Medical Resources
A list of free medical clinics
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Nurturing Parent Program
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.
- Trauma Centers
A list of local trauma centers