The Therapeutic Foster Care Program at Kennedy Krieger offers a variety of services for children with special needs who require temporary or permanent out-of-home placement. 

We match children and teens with families who can offer them stability, love and attention until they can be returned to their families, adopted or transitioned to independent living. When families are unable to provide for their child’s special needs, Kennedy Krieger’s Therapeutic Foster Care program is there. Therapeutic Foster Care’s foster and adoptive parents give children the chance they deserve for a family, a home and a future.

All you need to get started is the capacity to love and care for a child or adolescent. You'll receive specialized training and support, including respite care and 24 hour on call support. Even if you don't think you're ready to become a treatment or adoptive parent, you can provide respite care for a day or a weekend. All it takes is a little bit of your time to make a big difference in the lives of these children and teens. 

Become a Foster Parent
Provide Respite Care

Interested in Learning More? Download our Pre-Service Inquiry Form


Foster Care Placement Process