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.

Open adoption, one son’s perspective

To answer the question What Makes a Family, we invited one family to share their story. Diane wrote about her decision to make an adoption plan. Judy wrote about becoming a mom through an open adoption. This is part two, from the perspective of the son, Damien. When I was eleven,  I was invited to take part in a foster care support group for kids who were in touch

She asked me if I would adopt her son

To answer the question What Makes a Family, we invited one family to share their story. Diane wrote about her decision to make an adoption plan. Damien wrote about meeting Judy and joining her family. This is part one, from the perspective of Judy, Damien's adoptive mother. Really and truly, Damien arrived on our Queen Anne doorstep one dark and stormy night 28 winters ago. There he stood, two-and-a-half years