Welcome to the Maryland Resource Parent Association!

We assist Foster, Kinship, Adoptive and Guardianship parents with resources that can make your role easier.

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.

The MRPA is a member of the Maryland Charity Campaign. Learn more here.

Resources for Parents

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Recent News & Articles

Digital Safety Class Scheduled for Monday, June 18th in Frederick, MD

Through facilitated discussion, video, and practical demonstrations, participants will learn about online safety and how to protect children from technology facilitated crimes. Topics of discussion will be: sexting, child pornography, sextortion, online predators,...

REGISTER NOW for the NFPA Annual Education Conference

Register Today Annual Education Conference June 28 - July 1, 2018  |  Orlando, Florida Join the National Foster Parent Association in partnership with the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association at our national learning conference for foster,...

Community Nominations are OPEN for CCAI’s 2018 Angels in Adoption® Program Honorees

Community Nominations for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's (CCAI) 2018 Angels in Adoption® Program Honorees are OPEN beginning today through April 30, 2018! Do you know someone who is an adoption or foster care advocate and is making or has made an...

Sometimes… A New Book About Foster Care

  Author to donate $1 for each book sold, using our link, to the National Foster Parent Association. The National Foster Parent Association is pleased to introduce Keri Vellis and her book SOMETIMES! Keri Vellis, an experienced Foster Parent in Sonoma County, has...

Will deadlines fix the problem? Oregon seeks to house foster children in homes, not hotels

By Hillary Borrud hborrud@oregonian.com The Oregonian/OregonLive Oregon officials who oversee child welfare have considered a settlement agreement that would force the state to stop using hotels as emergency housing for children in the foster care system. Read the...

Ready by 21 Manual

From Sam Macer, Education Committee, Chair Every resource parent with a youth 14 years and older should have the Ready by 21 Manual. Early in 2018 MRPA will be asking for your input to develop a Ready by 21 Manual specifically focusing on our needs to provide care for...

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