What is the Inclusive Family Support Model? - Amara

What is the Inclusive Family Support Model?

This animated short provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the Inclusive Family Support Model (IFSM), the country’s first practice model specifically designed to support adoptive families in creating more open relationships with their children’s biological families, which was created by Amara’s former Director of Post-Adoption Services, Angela Tucker, and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, JaeRan Kim. Lori Holden’s book “The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption,” first inspired this model which is built upon the premise that keeping adoptees connected to their biological family will improve their overall wellbeing.

For more information about this model or to receive support and guidance on your adoption journey, visit https://amarafamily.org/programs-resources/family-support-services/.

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