Who We Are

Adoption Support

The Adoptive Families Association of ACT Inc (AFA) is formed and run by parents who have formed their families through adoption and permanent care. We offer support and recommendations for couples and families involved in the ACT local, inter-country adoptions and permanent care programs.
Adoption Community
Our President

Our President

Hi, I’m Karin MacDonald and I am the President of the Adoptive Families Association.  My husband Brendan and I have a gorgeous nine-year-old son, who we brought home from the Philippines in 2013.  We are now officially waiting to bring home a little brother. I have been on the committee since 2014, and I am very excited about helping with the role that the AFA plays in supporting families in the adoption and permanent care community in Canberra and region. 

Whether you are just starting to look into forming a family through long term fostering, permanent care or adoption; you are waiting to be matched; or you have formed your family, I hope that this website can help to support you.  I would encourage you to join the Adoptive Families Association as we understand this process and the issues you will face in a way that others don’t.  We are here to support you!

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members to join our growing community. Come along to one of our family friendly events and get involved. Our support network would be happy to answer your questions about fostering or adoption.
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