Celebrating a Life and Legacy

We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved Founder and Executive Director, Maxine Seiler, passed away in the early morning on February 28, 2017.

For those of you who knew Maxine Seiler, you knew where her passions lied and you couldn’t help but to love her for it. Maxine was the type of person who stood up for her beliefs. In fact, she founded our very agency on her core personal values of equality for all. Throughout the years Maxine has poured her heart and soul into this work and has helped to create countless families.

As an individual, Maxine was a family woman. There was nothing or no one she valued more than her daughter, Jennifer Seiler, and her two beautiful grandchildren Lauren and Nicholas. They were the joys of her life and she made that very clear. There was not a single adoption training that went by in which the three of them were not mentioned. Maxine was proud of her family and was blessed to have been so loved by them all.

As many of you may know, Maxine was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her 20s. She fought the disease one day at a time and never let it limit her or bring it down. If anything, she took it as a challenge and overcame each battle one by one as long as her body would allow. Although she will be missed dearly, we are glad that Maxine is not longer fighting her battle, but is resting peacefully free of any pain.

In lieu of gifts, the family asks that any donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/, or to the Family to Family Adoptions Birth Mother Educational fund which Maxine herself created.

Thank You,

The Family to Family Staff

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