Welcome to the Maryland Resource Parent Association!

Our Mission is to provide support service to all Resource Families in the state of Maryland. Membership in the Association shall be open to all Resource Parents.

MRPA supports foster, adoptive, kinship and guardianship parents all across the state of Maryland. Whether you are a current resource parent, a prospective resource parent, or a child welfare professional, MRPA is there to support you. We realize it takes all of us working together to give children in need a stable, loving family.

Resources for Parents

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Recent News & Updates

MD: Court Appointed Special Advocates: Beginning of School Year Often Reveals Child Abuse, Neglect

The following article from the August 22, 2016 Riverdale Park Patch reports on an important trend of which resource parents, teachers and staff should be aware.   Excerpt: "Because children are subject to less adult supervision outside the home over the summer,...
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Fall 2016 Resource Parent Conference

Click here for complete details and a link to the registration for the October 8th conference. http://www.mrpa.org/event/fall-2016-resource-parent-conference/
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Cascade Lake Fun Day!

We are sponsoring the annual August 13th, 10am to 6pm Cascade Lake Fun Day. Click here to register!
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Find Your Local Jurisdiction

Click on your Maryland county for local jurisdiction information. The map is responsive, so zoom in to make it easier to select your county.