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 & Articles

ESSA Listening Tours Schedule & Registration Link

The MRPA Team would like to pass along this message from the Maryland State Department of Education. Mark your calendars, and join where possible! Happy New Year! We hope this message finds you well. Just a reminder of the listening tours taking place regarding...
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Spring 2017 Wye Mills Resource Parent Conference

Info and sign-up details for the upcoming Spring event at the Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland.

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California Law to Close Group Home Stresses Importance of Family for Every Foster Kid

Click to read more. http://jjie.org/2016/05/23/california-law-closes-group-homes-stresses-importance-of-family-for-every-foster-kid/
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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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Problems in Texas (PRWEB.com) Article

Need for Families Spikes as Texas Children Sleep in CPS Offices Posted by Sam Macer http://story.cd/AAE2RK    
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Find Your Local Jurisdiction

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