Happy Pride! Our community of foster parents, kinship caregivers, staff, and volunteers would not be complete without the expansive love, care, and personhood of our LGBTQIA+ families.
One of these Amara families shares, “Pride is something we try to engrain in all the kids who stay with us. Pride in the awesome humans they are… Pride in their ability to learn and self-advocate. We really take to heart exposing kids to all members of our community and making sure they know they are in a safe place. With chosen family being a common theme throughout the LGBT+ community, fostering has allowed us and our chosen family to welcome more kids and their parents in our circle.”
Another one of our LGBTQIA+ foster families believes foster care “has been a way for my wife and I to continue to share our loving family with kids who need a safe place,” and is honored to “help navigate queer issues with kiddos, whether their own or of their peers, through our lived experiences.”
We are grateful to Amara families like these who offer unwavering love and support for however long kids may need.
Amara is celebrating Pride this year by participating in the following events:
Event: Plateau Pride
Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Bonney Lake
Stop by our booth!
Event: Seattle Pride Parade
Date: Sunday, June 25
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Downtown Seattle (4th Ave)
Amara is part of the parade!
Event: Tacoma Pride Festival
Date: Saturday, July 8
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: S. 9th St. & Pacific Ave.
Stop by and visit us at our booth – free face painting!
If you’re interested in joining us for the Seattle Pride Parade, please contact Domi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.