Resource Family/Parent VS Foster Parent
As of January 2017 California law has created a new classification. Instead of utilizing foster parents the state want to start approving resource families and resource parents. Which is new classification that now encompasses different types of care givers, such as foster parents and relatives.

So there is no major difference in the day to day care and responsibilities of a foster parent versus a resource family parent.

Resource parents are still individuals or couples that seek to provided day to day care for children that are under the care of the court and/or county or state agencies. Resource families can also include individuals or couples seeking care of family members that are in the care of the court and or other county or state agency.