Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care – Seattle

LGBTQ+ youth in foster care need and deserve safe and affirming foster homes, with adults who can help them realize their full potential in a supportive and caring environment.  The workshop will focus on learning and creating an understanding of SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression), how to create accepting and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and work on increasing cultural awareness of issues

2020-01-17T09:38:34-08:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , |

Take Action: Speak Out Against Discrimination

As a member of the Amara family, you know our mission is to prioritize the wellbeing of children in foster care and adoptees; and support the families who love them. And who are the “families who love them”? Foster families, birth/first families, and adoptive families; as well as kinship caregivers.  All people need and deserve a strong, stable, loving family to help us grow into

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care – Rainbow Center

LGBTQ+ youth in foster care need and deserve safe and affirming foster homes, with adults who can help them realize their full potential in a supportive and caring environment.  The workshop will focus on learning and creating an understanding of SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression), how to create accepting and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and work on increasing cultural awareness of issues

2019-06-19T16:06:05-07:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: |Tags: , |

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care – Seattle

LGBTQ+ youth in foster care need and deserve safe and affirming foster homes, with adults who can help them realize their full potential in a supportive and caring environment.  The workshop will focus on learning and creating an understanding of SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression), how to create accepting and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and work on increasing cultural awareness of issues

2019-02-07T12:03:41-08:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: |Tags: , |

We Stand in Opposition to Discrimination

Amara is an open and affirming foster care organization and values all our foster families for the love and care they provide for children. We stand in opposition to discrimination of any kind—especially discrimination that prevents prospective foster parents, including LGBTQ people, single parents, or those who practice a faith other than Christianity, from caring for children who need a stable and supportive home. This

2019-01-25T10:17:18-08:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care

LGBTQ+ youth in foster care need and deserve safe and affirming foster homes, with adults who can help them realize their full potential in a supportive and caring environment.  The workshop will focus on learning and creating an understanding of SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression), how to create accepting and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and work on increasing cultural awareness of issues

2019-02-07T11:42:02-08:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: , |Tags: , |

Trey and Jen’s Fostering Experience

"I think there is something unique that LGBTQ folks can provide for kids..." For this Podcast, we sat down with two Amara staff who are also proud Foster Parents and part of the LGBTQ+ community. They talk about their experiences as foster parents, Amara's participation in the 2018 Pride Parade, and advice for people in the LGBTQ+  community interested in becoming foster parents.

Alternative Pathways to Parenting: Exploring Options and Renewing Hope

No matter who you are or where you are on your journey, you are invited to a very special workshop facilitated by family expert Suzi Mohn. You’ll have the opportunity to explore alternative paths to parenthood, share your story, and imagine a new way to build your family. In this workshop, you will: Have a safe space to talk about the process and challenges that

2017-02-07T16:30:27-08:00March 18th, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , |

Alternative Pathways to Parenting: Exploring Options and Renewing Hope

No matter who you are or where you are on your journey, you are invited to a very special workshop facilitated by family expert Suzi Mohn. You’ll have the opportunity to explore alternative paths to parenthood, share your story, and imagine a new way to build your family. In this workshop, you will: Have a safe space to talk about the process and challenges that

2017-02-07T16:29:46-08:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , |

No Stork Needed: There are Alternative Pathways to Parenting

By Suzi Mohn, MA No matter how we get there, becoming a parent is life-changing. But when traditional ways of starting or expanding our family are simply not viable, and we have to look at alternative paths to parenting, it becomes even more important to not go it alone. Having a safe space to talk about the process and challenges is crucial to our

2017-01-20T11:19:56-08:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: How Do I…|Tags: , , , , |
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