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TFC parents are special people who provide guidance, love, and stability.

If mentoring a child through bruised knees, the birds and bees and A’s and B’s appeals to you, Everstand has two great ways you can get involved:

Become a full-time Treatment Foster Care (TFC) parent:
Together, Everstand and individuals like you team up to prepare our young adults for independent living, reunification, guardianship, or adoption.

Become a Respite Care parent:
Parenting can be challenging and demanding for any individual or couple.  Sometimes a break from the kids, even if it is just a date night out, is needed to help recharge. Respite care providers offer scheduled breaks, for natural families and other caregivers of children and youth.

Some questions to get you started!

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For prospective foster parents residing in the state of Maryland.

Interested in reading more about TFC parenting?

Read a profile here about the Stockton’s multigenerational tradition.

Everstand welcomes Treatment Foster Care parents to apply regardless of their personal religious preferences. Read more about Spiritual Life programming and Everstand’s affiliation with the United Methodist Church.



Please reach out to our Treatment Foster Care team. We would be happy to answer any questions you have. You can reach out by phone or e-mail, or schedule directly with a member of our team below.

Austin Pannell
Treatment Foster Care Recruitment Coordinator

Austin is a native of Baltimore Maryland, and a graduate of Coppin State University’s Class of 2009. Austin has a passion and strong background in community based work, which led to hist desire to work for Board of Child Care’s Treatment Foster Care program.

In his role as the Treatment Foster Care Recruitment Supervisor, he handles recruitment and onboarding of prospective resource families, providing PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information Development and Education) trainings to prospective resource families during their onboarding, and annual recertification for all certified resource families in our program.

Treatment Foster Care families serve throughout the Maryland area, with a large number of current families in Southern Maryland. We are looking to expand and with the help of our incoming and prospective families will assist with the placement and care of youth who need a caring home!

E: apannell@boardofchildcare.org
P: (410) 952-2480

Click here to schedule with me directly!