Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church

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3300 Gaither Road
Baltimore, MD 21244
United States

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Monday 9 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM-5 PM
Thursday 9 AM-5 PM
Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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All children deserve the best chance in life, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, or other environmental factors.

However, many are faced with tremendously difficult circumstances. The youth we serve often lack access to some of the most basic human necessities—like suitable housing, education, and mental health care.

Many have been scarred from emotional, physical, and psychological trauma, left feeling abandoned or forgotten. These young individuals face immense challenges as they strive to accomplish the same thing we all desire to achieve: a fulfilled, purposeful life.

We place youth and their families on a better path to success by providing the building blocks and tools needed to take charge of their future. What that path looks like differs for every person we embrace in our community. For some, it’s a journey to discovering their true potential. For others, it’s a place to open up and heal.

No matter the need, our extensive range of services means BCC can help where others cannot.


Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Understanding the licensing requirements is the first step, as they vary by state. In Maryland, potential foster parents must meet the following criteria:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Live in a safe home, either a house or an apartment
  • Undergo a criminal background check and fingerprinting
  • Remain financially stable
  • Able to support a child financially
  • Undergo a medical examination
  • Attend a medical reexamination every two years
  • Provide three references
  • Attend necessary parent training/education courses
  • A minimum of two home visits by an approval worker
  • Child support clearance
  • No use of physical punishment allowed
  • Receive a fire inspection and health clearance from local departments

The foster care agency you work with will help you to meet these qualifications. They answer your questions, provide parent education training, conduct home visits, and more. As such, they'll be your first point of contact as you prepare for your first placement.

Remember that it will take time to go through the approval process. The home study takes the longest, consisting of lots of paperwork, interviews, inspections, etc. However, you'll be a licensed foster parent in Maryland when it's over.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.2 / 5
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Dec 01, 2022

Not a good place to work - Lot's of gaslighting of employee's and the Management structure is fully invested in DEI strategies that seems to alienate staff more than bring them together. If you like taking endless hours of training to learn about "Implicit Bias" but never get one training on your actual job then this is the place for you.

Rating: 1

Elusakin Oladapo
Nov 09, 2022

Actually I have more of experience scenarios where am coming concerning disability issues individuals at my job shift, which isn't making me feel Inferior wherever I work as direct support Specialist.

Rating: 5

Antonio Prescimone
Apr 18, 2022

I lived there from 90 until 94 and it wasn't bad

Rating: 3

Rabe Tohky
Apr 12, 2022

(Translated by Google) my soul


Rating: 5

Joshua Babs
Aug 20, 2021

Good communication

Rating: 5