About Us

Here at the Baltimore City Resource Parent Association ("BCRPA"), we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support.  Since our recent inception we have been determined to make an impact on the world of resource parenting, the children we care for and the agencies we work with. At the core of our efforts we hope to bring Baltimore City Resource Parents support, ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in.


Our Mission:

The Baltimore City Resource Parents Association assists and supports resource parents approved by Baltimore City Department of Social Services. As a result of our collective efforts, resources parents are encouraged, supported, and provided with the skills to provide for the safety, well-being and permanency of children in foster care.  

Our Goals: 

  • To be an organization that brings together resource parents approved by Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS), serving the children in the care and custody of Baltimore City

  • To promote the safety, wellness, and permanency of children committed to BCDSS

  • To inform members of current and up-to-date information pertaining to the welfare and care of children

  • To affect and advocate for necessary changes to improve services for foster children

  • To develop a better understanding of issues and challenges facing resource families

  • To develop better communication between foster/adoptive parents and BCDSS

  • To promote the recognition of vital contributions made by Baltimore City resource parents

  • To encourage and assist in the recruitment and retention of resource families in Baltimore City

  • To cooperate and collaborate with other organizations which have similar goals to this association

  • To provide resources and support to the BCDSS foster/adoptive families

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