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Want to request a copy of your birth certificate or social security card? Are you looking to find more information on your placement history or biological parents/relatives? The Important Life Documents services can help you locate all of your most vital records.

What are Vital Records?

Vital records are documents that provide proof for major events in one’s life. For example, social security card, birth, death, and marriage certificates. All youth in out of home care should have copies of their records. To receive copies of your birth certificate, visit the Maryland Department of Health.

Before you leave foster care, make sure you have these documents for your records:

  • Letter from the Social Services Administration Director
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Maryland State Identification Card (Required) or Driver’s License (if applicable)
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Last Known Address of Parents/Relatives
  • Placement History
  • Child Welfare History
  • Medical Records 
  • Education Records
  • Credit Report

Need help getting your vital records? Your caseworker will assist you with getting these documents even if they were lost or stolen.

Allegany County Health Department Website

Allegany County Health Department

The Allegany County Health Department’s mission is to promote physical, behavioral, and environmental health, and prevent disease and disabilities of people in Allegany County.

Anne Arundel County Department of Health Website

Anne Arundel County Department of Health

Nearly 700 Department of Health employees — physicians, nurses, and other allied health and support personnel — bring compassion and commitment to their work and a concern for continually improving the quality of the Department’s services.

Annual Notice of Resources Flyer

Annual Notice of Resources

Leaving Foster Care? Here’s what you need to know. Download this Annual Notice of Benefits Brochure for information about some benefits and resources that you may be eligible to receive.

Ansel Casey Life Skills Assessment Website

Ansel Casey Life Skills Assessment (ACLSA)

The Ansell Casey Life Skills Assessment is a great tool used to determine your level of independent living skills. The assessment tool is completed by you and your adult supporter (i.e. caregiver, case worker, Independent Living Coordinator).

Baltimore City Health Department Website

Baltimore City Health Department

The Baltimore City Health Department Mission is to protect health, eliminate disparities, and enhance the well-being of everyone in our community through education, coordination, advocacy, and direct service delivery.

Baltimore County Health Department Website

Baltimore County Health Department

The Baltimore County Health Department’s mission is to promote health and prevent disease through education, advocacy, linkage to resources and treatment thereby improving the quality of life for Baltimore County residents.

Calvert County Health Department Website

Calvert County Health Department

Calvert County Health Department will continually keep you up-to-date with accurate information so you can keep yourself and your family protected.

Caroline County Health Department Website

Caroline County Health Department

The Caroline County Health Department, a local office of the Maryland Department of Health, is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the lifelong Health and Wellness of their County’s residents and environment.

Carroll County Health Department Website

Carroll County Health Department

Services include flu and other vaccinations, dental care, reproductive health care, help for pregnant teens and women, and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) services. Services are for people of all ages. Many services are free or low-cost.

Dorchester County Health Department Website

Dorchester County Health Department

Mission Statement – “From disease prevention to crisis intervention, from birth to death, we are working in partnership with the community to make a safer place for healthier people.”

Garrett County Health Department Website

Garrett County Health Department

The Garrett County Health Department is the recognized Public Health agency in Garrett County, Maryland. They strive to provide the highest level of care and service to the citizens of Maryland’s westernmost county.

Howard County Health Department Website

Howard County Health Department

The Howard County Health Department is open for essential services BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments must be made in advance. To schedule an appointment call 410-313-6300. Many services are still available remotely.

Kent County Health Department Website

Kent County Health Department

Visit the Kent County Health Department website to get directions, contact information, or general information about Adult Health, Children’s Health, Clinical Services, and more.

Montgomery County Department of Health and Humans Services Website

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ core services protect the community’s health, protect the health and safety of at-risk children and vulnerable adults and address basic human needs including food, shelter and clothing.

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Website

Motor Vehicle Administration of Maryland

The Motor Vehicle Administration of Maryland (MVA) provides hours of operation and an interactive map of locations for users to find the closest MVA service location available.

Our Calvert Website

Our Calvert – Resource Center

A cloud-based, mobile friendly resource website for both service providers and community members which allows for real time information, improves access to services, and empowers citizens to more effectively address their human resources needs.

Prince Georges County Health Department Website

Prince George’s County Health Department

The mission of Prince George’s County Health Department is to: Protect the public’s health Assure availability of and access to quality health care services; And Promote responsibility for the prevention of disease, injury and disability

St. Marys County Health Department Website

Saint Mary’s County Health Department

Informing and empowering our residents about public health issues; Continuing to strengthen community partnerships; Maintaining a safe and healthy environment; and Preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.

Somerset County Health Department Website

Somerset County Health Department

Visit the Somerset County Heath Department website to get vital records and information on Behavioral Health Services, Preventive Health Services, and more.

Talbot County Health Department Website

Talbot County Health Department

For directions, contact information, or information on services provided, visit the Talbot County Health Department’s Website.

Washington County Health Department

Washington County Health Department

The Washington County Health Department offers a variety of services and programs to promote healthy behaviors, prevent disease and injury, and safeguard the environment.

Wicomico County Health Department Website

Wicomico County Health Department

“Our Mission: Maximize the health and wellness of all members of the community through collaborative efforts. Our Visions: Healthy People Healthy Communities.”

Worcester County Health Department Website

Worcester County Health Department

A staff of health care professionals provides quality services pertaining to mental health, substance abuse counseling, maternal child health, family planning, personal health, adult health, environmental health, and more.