Marilyn Egerton is a parent advocate specializing in family engagement, training, and parent education. Marilyn was the Deputy Director of the Foster & Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC) for approximately 20 years. In that position, Marilyn shared responsibility for program development and implementation. Additionally, in her capacity as Deputy Director, her administrative duties included financial oversight, risk management, and employee supervision. Prior to working at FAPAC, Marilyn worked for 14 years at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law where she held several positions including Information Specialist (Paralegal)/Law Librarian, Legal Secretary, and Executive Assistant.
Marilyn studied Voice Performance at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. She has been married to her husband Eddie Egerton for over 30 years and together they have fostered all ages of children, but their special skills shined in working with teen-aged boys. They have adopted four children and continue in the role of parent to many others whom they fostered and are now grown. In 2004 The Egertons were chosen as Children’s Law Center’s Helping Children Soar Honorees and in 2012 as the District of Columbia’s honorees for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Angels in Adoption.