“I wanted a place where I could have fun with other adoptees, but not have to talk about adoption all the time…” -Davon, 12

The STAR (Strong, Tough and Resilient) program is a celebration of the adoptee experience. We know that being with others of a shared identity is powerful! Through group mentorship, participants have an opportunity to form a healthy adoptee identity. Through monthly STAR activities, youth adoptees find support, guidance, and friendship of others. Amara STAR is part of the Amara Post-Adoption Program

Adult Adoptees 

Are you an adoptee? Do you want to support adopted youth? Do you live in the Seattle or Tacoma area? Are you are over 21 years old? Can you commit to 6 hours per month for one-year? If so, please apply!

Adopted Youth 

Are you an adoptee?  Would you like to meet other adoptees? Are you at least 10 years old? Do you enjoy activities like sports, arts & crafts, cooking, going to a movie, participating in a flash mob, attending a concert or volunteering? If so, join us!

For Parents

Adoptive parents of youth will be offered a support group with other parents during mentorship outings. Amara’s Family Support Specialist will encourage adoption-specific discussions and networking opportunities for parents to build a community.


Ready to join us? Want to learn more?

Click the links below for all the information you’ll need to get started with STAR!


Feel free to Contact Us with any questions!