Adoption

We want to keep you informed of adoption announcements. These could include anything from laws and regulations to standards and much more. All information will be posted here as we receive it. Check out the latest news and info that we have posted so far.

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Services

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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Kinship Care, Grandfather and grandchildren.

Kinship Care

Children can help us see the world a little differently and can bring an easy smile to the heart. However, raising children is not an easy experience under any circumstance.

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Training

Children who enter the State's custody bring with them a wide range of social, emotional, and developmental chanllenges. To help these children, parents must develop new skills and have at their disposal many resources and support services.

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Exit Interviews

Resource Parent Exit Interviews

Are you no longer providing foster care? Please take a moment to complete this survey to help Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine better understand your views about the foster care system and why you no longer provide service as a resource family.

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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 and foster parents, and kinship providers.  AFFM provides the training, guidance, knowledge, and resources needed to handle complex issues as families open their hearts and homes to children.  The services are for all adoptive and foster families who are licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or have DHHS approval to adopt.  Special services are available to kinship providers.  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.