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Posted May 12, 2015:

NFPA Walk Me Home

On Saturday, May 30, join the Marin Foster Parent Association for the first annual Walk for Foster Care. In conjunction with the National Foster Parent Association’s “Walk Me Home, to the place I belong” event, we’ll meet at the Bay Area Discovery Museum at 9:30 am for a 3-mile walk around Fort Baker. All participants receive free entry into the Discovery Museum that day, and can participate in a tour of the Coast Guard’s motor lifeboat station, kite flying, and more!

Visit the NFPA’s official event website ( to register and fundraise! Children and youth 18 and under receive free registration and adults 19 and over only pay $25. And if you raise $50, your registration is free!

Funds raised through this event will help foster children in Marin County by supporting the MFPA Community Resource Center and Enrichment & Tutoring Scholarships.

Join the fun - Join the walk - Join the team!

Posted March 31, 2015:

Important Training: CSEC 101: Identification and Awareness Get ahead of the game and take a soon-to-be required training for all licensed foster parents. Early registration is encouraged.
Details and registration information »

Feb. 3, 2015

New Community Resource Center hours as of February 4 (changes in red):
Monday, open 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Closed
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jan. 3, 2015

Happy New Year to our MFPA Family!

Our 2015 membership drive in on. Please join or renew your MFPA membership online or send a check to MFPA, 4280 Redwood Highway Suite 1B, San Rafael, CA 94903.

Thank you for your support!

The Marin Foster Parent Association (MFPA)

The Marin Foster Parent Association (MFPA) is a grass roots, volunteer run organization. The MFPA is a subchapter of the California State Foster Parent Association (Tax ID # 68-0179648). Our chapter, Chapter 9, was established in May of 2002.

Our membership is open to any member of the community interested in helping us achieve our mission, goals and purposes. The Marin Foster Parent Association supports foster families including foster, fost-adopt, kincare and non-relative caregivers of children in the dependency system.

For more information about our organization please visit our "About MFPA" page.

MFPA’s Mission Statement:

  • The mission of the Marin Foster Parent Association (MFPA) is to achieve consistent, safe, quality care for the well being of all foster children by providing support services and advocacy to Foster and Adoptive Families, Relative and Non-relative caregivers.

Our Programs & Services

Foster parenting is a challenging job. It is essential caregivers of foster children be supported by each other. The MFPA offers the following services:

  • Regular trainings (aka Meet and Eats)
  • Regular newsletters
  • Events for foster families and social workers such as our annual picnic in June, annual Meet and Greet in May and annual Holiday Event
  • Tutoring and enrichment scholarships for children and respite funding for caregivers
  • Donation distributions available at our Marin Foster Parent Association Community Center (formerly known as our Distibution Center)
  • Quarterly meetings between Children and Family Services management and foster parents
  • Discounts at local businesses (see Programs page »).