The Multiracial Adoptive Family Collaborative (MAFC) began in the summer of 2009.Two friends, who had both recently adopted infants, started exploring resources and
education about issues related to transracial adoption.The early stages of MAFC
included informal potlucks, book/movie sharing and searching for families who were facing similar issues. Since that time, MAFC has grown to an organization of over 100 families from all over Maine. Our membership represents a variety of diverse families,
including international adoptions, domestic private adoptions, kinship and foster care adoptions through DHHS, multiracial biological families, and those waiting to adopt. MAFC strives to offer friendship, support and education to all families touched by
MAFC’s events and resource tools are managed by a Board of Directors, who are all
parenting transracial adoptees. These parents meet regularly to bring new events to Greater Portland and pool resources and ideas.