About MFA

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Our History

The Modern Family Alliance (MFA), formerly the Midwest Alternative Family Alliance (MAFA), was founded in 2002 by a small group of people to act as a catalyst for social action on behalf of LGBT families. Since then, the organization has been celebrating gay and lesbian parents, prospective parents and those who support them. In 2005, MFA became a 501c3 non-profit organization with a goal of providing a presence, a voice, and a way to connect with each other.

Our Mission

To support LGBT parents in the greater Kansas City area and beyond to build families and raise children in a community that is respectful, encouraging and inclusive.

Our Activities

Modern Family Alliance maintains a network of LGBT parents so that they can mentor and help one another throughout the family lifecycle.

Modern Family Alliance offers resource and referral information to prospective and existing LGBT parents.

Modern Family Alliance provides training and education to LGBT parents, professionals and community members who have the best interests of LGBT families in mind.

Modern Family Alliance advocates for LGBT families in the Midwest so that they may participate fully in the larger community without fear of oppression, intimidation or exclusion.

Modern Family Alliance organizes social activities and events which invite LGBT families to meet one another, network, find mutual support and share experiences that may be beneficial to other families.

MFA does not have any formal office space. It’s an organization managed by volunteers with varied experience, interests, ideas, and talents. Members include LGBT parents, prospective parents, and supporters (gay and straight) of today’s modern¬†families

The MFA Board of Directors meets bi-monthly to discuss strategies and the growth of the organization. Officers are elected every 2 years and other committees meet as needed, including: Membership, Programs, Activities and Events, Communications, Finance, and Advocacy.