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.

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Recent News & Articles

Maryland CASA Association 11th Annual Conference – Registration Deadline 3/17

  Registration Deadline: TOMORROW 3/17 Now for its 11th consecutive year, our conference is designed for current child welfare professionals, resource parents, students, and CASA volunteers to collectively gather and enhance their ability to advocate for abused...
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Thanks to the National PTA!

The Maryland Foster Parent PTA and the Maryland Foster Parent Association would like to thank National PTA for the invitation to present information concerning foster care advocacy and support during the 2017 Legislative Conference. Sam Macer, President of the MD...
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Upcoming Election of MRPA Officers

Notice of Upcoming Officers Elections 2017 ​Please note that in June of this year we will be holding our election for MRPA Officers. This is meant as first notice of election; more detailed information will be sent in March after the Executive Committee Meeting. To...
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Reminder: Board Meeting this Wed, 2/22 at 8PM

This is a reminder of the scheduled Monthly meeting to be held on Wednesday evening February 22, 2017, starting at 8:00 PM. This will be a Teleconference meeting Phone Number: 302-202-1104 Enter Code 360215 A reminder also that BI-ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS WILL BE...
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The Invisible Achievement Gap: Not just an Arizona problem!

Article Quote: “A new report commissioned by FosterEd Arizona finds Arizona students in foster care persistently underperform academically compared to their other classmates.  Arizona’s Invisible Achievement Gap documents this overlooked problem for the first time....
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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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