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.

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

Recent News

Register Now! Resource Parent Spring Conference: March 23, 2019

Reminder! Be sure to register for our upcoming Spring conference! Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:00am - 4:30pm Chesapeake College 1000 College Circle Wye Mills, MD 21679 REGISTER HERE Please join the Maryland Resource Parent Association, Department of Human Services, and...

MRPA Board Meeting 3/5/19

Our next MRPA Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for March 5th at 8pm. Please join us by teleconference at the number, below. All are welcome! Dial-in number: 515-604-9754 Access code: 114007 PIN: 5452

MRPA Board Meeting 2/5/2019

Our next MRPA Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for February 5th at 8pm. Please join us by teleconference at the number, below. All are welcome! Dial-in number: 515-604-9754 Access code: 114007 PIN: 5452

Save the Date: Resource Parent Spring Conference

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:00am - 4:30pm Chesapeake College 1000 College Circle Wye Mills, MD 21679 REGISTER HERE Please join the Maryland Resource Parent Association, Department of Human Services, and the Child Welfare Academy, in conjunction with the local...

MD DHS Resource Parent Spring, 2019 Training Calendar

Printable and Downloadable Version HERE

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...

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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