6201 Liberty Road, Suite C Baltimore, Maryland 21207


Progressive Steps, Inc.


  • Application with Picture I.D
    Completed Home Study Questionnaires/ Completed Home Study Report
    Physicals/TB Test- All Family Members
    Criminal Background Check
    Fingerprinting- State and Federal
    Home Health Inspection
    Fire Inspection
    Home Inspection Walk-Thru (Environmental Survey)
    References: (3) Professional and (1) Family
    Child Abuse, Neglect and Discipline Policy Signed
    CPR/First-Aid Certification for infant/child/ and adult
    Pre-service Training- 27 hrs. completed
    Copy of W-2 Form, or most recent pay stubs, or proof of financial stability
    Notarized Consent for Release of Information for Child
    Protective Clearance
    Notarized Consent for Release of Information for Child
    Support Clearance
    Copy of Driving Record
    Copy of Driver's License
    Copy of automobile insurance- Declaration Page
    Homeowner's insurance- Declaration Page
    Renters’ insurance- Declaration Page
    Proof of Education- High School Diploma, College, or Continuing education
    Proof of marital status- divorce decree, separation agreement, death certificate.
    Designated back up provider- 21years or older, must agree to fingerprint/background check/ child protective clearance, physical with T.B. test, and two hour orientation training.
    Sex offender Registry clearance
    Maryland Judiciary
    Minimum of three interviews visits with applicant.


Foster parents are chosen for their ability to handle the complex needs of special children. The youngsters being served could have one or more disabilities, including physical, emotional, and developmental, drug dependency, AIDS or other conditions. Find out how you can make a difference in the life of a child.

Becoming a Foster Parent

Open your heart and home to a child. Foster care gives children a temporary home when children are unable to live with their biological parents. The goal of foster care is to find permanent homes for every child in need of a loving and supportive environment.

You do not need to have previous foster parent experience. You do need to be loving, patient and able to provide a safe, nurturing home. As a licensed, treatment foster parent, you must be willing to learn about the needs of the child and receive annual training as required within the State of Maryland. Specific responsibilities are developed for each foster parent according to the unique needs of the child placed in care.