Hot Off the Press – Our Very First Issue of The Crossroads

Katherine Joseph, Partnerships & Events Associate The very first issue of The Crossroads – Amara’s Quarterly Bulletin has now hit inboxes. We’re launching this new community newsletter to prompt dialogue, collaboration, and innovation throughout the child welfare field. This forum will be a platform to share inter-organizational news and resources, and to highlight original writing from professionals and stakeholders advocating for children and youth. What to look

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

2017-01-20T11:19:56-07:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: How Do I…|Tags: , , , , |

You’re Not On Your Own: Financial Resources for Fostering and Adopting

By Trey Rabun, Family Outreach Specialist We’re constantly inspired by the love that our foster families have to give, but as a foster parent myself, I know that financial considerations are real too. If you’re thinking about becoming a foster parent, you may be glad to know that there are financial resources available to support your family, for both fostering and adoption. Financial resources for

2017-02-24T15:23:54-07:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: How Do I…|Tags: , , |

Coming Soon to Amara: Support for Adoptees, by Adoptees

Adoptee-centric programming is coming to Amara! Angela Tucker, our new Post-Adoption Support Manager, is developing platforms for Amara alumni families to network, build a sense of community, and access resources. She’s also developing adoptee-centric programs, developed by and for adoptees and foster youth, drawing on her deeply held belief that adoptee connections can provide a unique source of empowerment and connection. The adoptee mentorship program

2016-09-01T13:28:00-07:00July 26th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , |

Amara Launches PEPS Network Groups for Foster and Adoptive Families

The Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) has been a fixture in the Puget Sound community for over 30 years, with a mission to prepare and empower parents of infants and young children to meet the challenge of parenting. As a new member of the PEPS Network, Amara is bringing the PEPS model to our foster and adoptive families parenting kids of all ages. We

2017-02-24T17:29:57-07:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: How Do I…, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

NEW – Peer Support in Your Neighborhood

In response to requests from our families, Amara is partnering with PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) to offer a structured model of neighborhood-based peer support, for foster and adoptive families with kids of all ages. All placed and recently finalized families should have received an email about our first two pilot groups – one in the Phinney area and one in the Beacon Hill

2017-02-24T17:34:03-07:00May 21st, 2016|Categories: How Do I…|Tags: , , , , , |