The Marin Foster Parent Association - Welcome!

Supporting kinship, foster and fost-adopt caregivers

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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 »).