Mother Agency - a mother agent or agency is usually the first modeling agency you begin working with when you start your modeling career. A mother agency is usually a smaller agency, that functions like most agencies, but has connections/partnerships with bigger agencies. These agencies work to get their models signed with those bigger agencies.

Pro-tip #1: If you aren't having success getting signed to a big agency directly, a mother agency could be a great way to help you learn the industry, build your portfolio, and give you the best advice to move up to a bigger agency and advance your career.

Pro-tip #2: Here are two websites with more info about Mother Agencies: Modelscout.com and  Models.com