Amara in the News2018-10-10T14:54:27+00:00

Amara in the News

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Project Search and ReunionKING-5 News, October 3, 2018

Ten years later, very little progress on fixing racial disparity in state’s foster care system Q13 Fox News, August 20, 2018

Child Welfare Agencies Should Not Be Given a License to DiscriminateParentMap, July 17, 2018

Washington’s foster care system in need of families – Q13 Fox News, June 27, 2018

Would you foster a child? One parent: ‘It’s the best thing I’ve ever done’ KUOW, May 23, 2018

Focus on One Day of Giving Helps Community Programs All Year – Seattle Times, May 8, 2018

‘Being a foster mom redefined love for me’: A story for Mother’s DaySeattle’s Child, May 8, 2018

Everyone Can Help LGBTQ+, Black, and Native American Youth in Foster Care – South Seattle Emerald, May 7, 2018

Nonprofit Gives Back Big with Emergency Sanctuary Bags – South Seattle Emerald, May 7, 2018

These Gay Foster Dads Are Happy Helping Other Families Succeed  – Gays With Kids, March 27, 2018

ParentMap’s Featured Non-Profit  – Page 6, March 2018

Revolutionary Woman: Angela Tucker –  South Seattle Emerald,  March 12th, 2018

How We Found More Black Foster Parents and Confronted the Racial Disparity in Foster Care –  Youth Today,  February 28th, 2018

What Happens When White Parents Adopt Black Children and Move to Black NeighborhoodsYes! Magazine, February 14th, 2018

Fostering Isn’t Perfect, But It’s For UsThe Nib, January 26th, 2018

Foster Parents Advocate for Stronger RightsSeattle Weekly, January 19, 2018

Embracing Challenging Conversations About AdopteesAdoption.com, December 21, 2017

How to Welcome a New Foster or Adoptive Child Into Your HomeGays with Kids, November 17, 2017

Washington is facing a crisis-level shortage of Black/African American Foster FamiliesNW Facts, October 25, 2017

There is no ‘I’ in team but there is a ‘YOU’ in volunteer Tacoma Weekly, September 8, 2017

Group pushes for more black families to foster black childrenKING5 News, August 3, 2017

Learn how you can volunteer to help local foster kids Q13 News, July 25, 2017

12 Questions Answered by a Foster-Adopt ExpertGays with Kids, June 5, 2017

Volunteers needed to help foster kids at sanctuary home in TacomaPierce County Television, June 1, 2017

Three Couples Open Up About Their Foster-Adopt ExperiencesGays with Kids, May 31, 2017

Sanctuary helps kids entering foster care – if it has enough volunteers to stay openThe News Tribune, May 24, 2017

Let’s Get Real About Foster Care: 6 Myths Debunked ParentMap, May 1, 2017

Join Amara, NAAM, and others in the community to address the needs of Black children in foster care NW Facts, April 25, 2017

ParentMap 2017 Superheroes ParentMap, March 31, 2017

Foster Care Agency Bridging Racial Gap by Recruiting Families of Color – South Seattle Emerald, March 13, 2017

Opinion: A much-needed new approach for state’s foster-care systemThe Seattle Times, December 13, 2016

Emergency sanctuary for Pierce County foster kids prepares to open – KING5, November 22, 2016

Foster care ‘sanctuary’ prepares to open in Pierce CountyTacoma News Tribune, October 25, 2016

Rainier valley welcomes new 100 foot mural inspired by journey of foster youthSouth Seattle Emerald, September 23, 2016

4 fixes for Washington’s foster-care crisisCrosscut­, September 22, 2016

Foster home shortage sends Pierce County kids elsewhereTacoma News Tribune, July 5, 2016

Foster homes needed in Pierce CountyKING5, April 7, 2016

New emergency shelter opens for abused, neglected kidsKING5, December 1, 2014