Welcome to the Maryland Resource Parent Association!

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

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.

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Recent News

Psychotropic Medication Subcommittee – Resource Parent Input Needed

Background Information The Psychotropic Medication Subcommittee was created February 2018 to enhance Maryland’s oversight of psychotropic mediation for children and youth in foster care. Federal law requires states to identify appropriate use and monitoring of...

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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