The German Family Association (DFV) started as a voluntary association by committed parents. It has represented the interests of families residing in Germany throughout the country for more than 90 years. Any family living in Germany can become a member of the DFV, regardless of profession, denomination, political beliefs, orientation or nationality.

Through the publication of "DFV-Familie" magazine, the website and the DFV newsletter, the German Family Association aims to inform members and interested parties on issues regarding family policy and daily family life. The website also provides information on the individual state associations of the DFV and their activities.