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Our concern is the intercultural coexistence in Germany and to develop an awareness of equal rights. We support binational and multicultural couples and families. Our responsibilities are in the following areas:


in legal, psychosocial and intercultural areas

Communication and dialogue

for people who find themselves in an intercultural situation


intercultural education, multilingualism, intercultural learning


against racism and discrimination


More and more people are living in binational families and relationships where cultures and languages are mixed. It is not something special for these families, it is their everyday life.

In Germany, binational are those:

  • Men and women whose partner comes from another country and/or culture
  • People living in a same sex relationship and are binational
  • Germans and not Germans living in two or more cultures
  • Children and young people who have two nationalities

… and many more who feel at home in one or more countries and have a multicultural family, relatives and friends.

Who we are

In 1974 our Munich office started as a ‘self-help group’ and in 1986 we became recognized as a binational couple and family advice centre offering professional support.

Our Association of Binational Families and Partnerships, iaf e.V. works all over Germany supporting binational and ever increasing numbers of multicultural families. Our main office is located in Frankfurt am Main and was founded in 1972. We have offices in 23 towns in Germany.

Our advisory and counselling service

General consultation

Isabell Riedling

Tel. 089 2 48 81 37 72

Tuesday 10.00 – 12.00 am

Couple and family therapy

Sibylle Dorsch, Salma Saleh

Tel. 089 2 48 81 37 73

Thursday 9.00 – 9.45 am

Custody and child access counselling

Waltraud Wartner

Tel. 089 2 48 81 37 75

Wednesday 10.00 – 11.30 am

Supervised contact and parental counselling

Susanne Schechinger, Arian Erdogan

Tel. 089 2 48 81 37 74

Friday 9.00 – 10.00 am

Legal consultation

Registration via the secretariat:

Tel. 089 2 48 81 37 70

Contact information

Verband binationaler Familien und Partnerschaften, iaf e.V
Geschäfts- und Beratungsstelle München

Goethestr. 53
80336 München

Tel. 089 24 88 137 70
Fax 089 24 88 137 71

Opening hours of the secretariat

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10.00 – 12.00 am
Tuesday: 13.00 – 15.00 am
You can find us on the first floor, room no. 112.

Account for donations

Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
IBAN: DE26 7002 0500 0007 8261 00

We are a recognized non-profit organization.
Your donations are fully tax-deductible.

Member of:

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Funded by:

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