MAFA families contain kids of all ages, from babies to toddlers to pre-schoolers to elementary schoolers to teenagers. Some MAFA parents are single and some are in permanent partnerships. Some are in the planning stages and preparing to start their families through adoption. Others are creating their families through donor insemination or surrogacy. Some have children from prior or current heterosexual relationships. Others are non-custodial parents who have regular visitation with their children. We come from the Kansas City metro region and from other cities and towns in the bi-state area, including St. Joseph, Springfield, Joplin, Lawrence, Topeka, and Wichita. MAFA welcomes extended family members, friends, professionals from the community, and others who want to participate in events, contribute to the organization, or learn more.