COVID-19 Response: AFFM understands that there are many changes to your everyday life during these uncertain times. AFFM staff is still available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to discuss and talk about the challenges that come with being an adoptive, foster, or kinship parent. AFFM offices are closed to the public but can set up a time for parents to pick up material goods. AFFM has complied a variety of supports and resources for parents and youth to utilize, click below or the image for more info.

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AFFM believes that families who are willing to open their hearts and homes to provide for Maine’s children must have total support and with your donation, AFFM will be able to continue to do so.

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Kinship Care, Grandfather and grandchildren.

The Kinship Program

Educate Kinship Caregivers about resources and supports. Directly refer Kinship Caregivers to appropriate services. Help establish and maintain relationships between Kinship Caregivers and their formal supports. Advocate for services and resources for Kinship Caregivers. Bring the voice of Kinship Care Families to community collaborative meetings.

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Whether you want to know more about the process, need help, or just have a simple inquiry AFFM can help. We offer a wide variety of services from helping you become a foster parent to providing support for those that are already foster parents.

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Check Out AFFM's Facebook Page

Like AFFM on Facebook and receive up to date information about training events, family fun activities, policy changes, support group updates, donations, and much more.

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Join the List!

AFFM's List Serve is the fastest way to receive important information you need!

If you prefer to call us to join the List Server call: 1-800-833-9786. *AFFM Understand and respects caring for resource families private information. This information will not be shared.

Welcome to AFFM



Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. & the Kinship Program (AFFM) provides support services for adoptive, foster, and kinship families.
AFFM’s Mission is to provide the training, guidance, knowledge, and resources needed to handle complex issues encountered by resource families as they open their hearts and homes to children in need.
AFFM’s services are for all adoptive, foster and kinship families. Child welfare is dependent upon a myriad of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Decisions concerning families and innocent children are rarely easy and are usually fraught with highly emotional issues. AFFM is dedicated to assisting families to help children find the security they deserve.