Building Your Family
At MFA, we maintain a network of LGBT parents with different backgrounds. Our members mentor and help each other across the family life cycle; offer resource-and-referral information about adoption, parenting, and other issues; provide training and education to LGBT parents, professionals, and community members who have the best interest of alternative families in mind; promote awareness of and respect for LGBT parents and their children to the general public; and advocate for alternative families so that they may participate fully in the larger community without fear of oppression, intimidation, or exclusion.
MFA was founded by a group of social workers who understood the need for good homes for abused and neglected children and the strengths and resources of many gay and lesbian parents who could meet that need. Some MFA parents have fostered and adopted children in state custody in Missouri, Kansas, and other states. Others have created their families through private adoption.We offer resource and referral information and seminars about adoption and foster care.
Donor Insemination and Surrogacy
Several MFA parents who have created their families through surrogacy, egg donation, and assisted reproduction are willing to share their experiences.