Become a Foster Parent
Make a difference in the life of a child. Open your heart and share your home with a child in need of a safe, loving home.
Carla Found Her Foster Parent Community
It takes a village to raise a child, and Carla McGhee has found her community. She was already a foster parent, but a Mentor foster parent recommended she make the switch to a Therapeutic Foster Care program operated by The MENTOR Network, MENTOR Maryland’s parent organization.
“I became a Mentor foster parent because I felt passionate about helping youth whom most people would turn away. I understand that these children need special attention, acceptance, and patience, and I have a willingness to serve them,” Carla explained.
Mentor foster parents like Carla receive supports and tools through Therapeutic Foster Care to provide the best environment for growth and healing to children who may have emotional and behavioral needs and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our expert staff works with each family to create Individualized Service Plans (ISPs), recognizing each child’s past and needs to find their best path forward.
Serving The Most Vulnerable
Children and teens entering foster care may have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma and other challenges. Having the foundation of a Mentor family and an extended support team can change the course of their lives entirely. By carefully matching children with caring Mentor foster parents and providing extensive resources, Therapeutic Foster Care is able to impact those most vulnerable.
“We help children learn to cope with trauma and healthily process painful experiences. We support them, nurture them and give them the safety that every child deserves to have in life,” Carla said.