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Adoption Insights from Fulbright Scholar Jenni Tupu

“Mountains, moons, stars…they’re part of our DNA,” says Jenni Tupu, a Fulbright Scholar, Doctoral Candidate, Adoptee and Adoptive Parent who is working and volunteering at Amara as part of her field research on the impacts of adoption. “Adoption has shaped much of my life,” she explains. As a young child, she was adopted in a

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A message of solidarity

As an open and affirming child welfare-focused organization, we at Amara stand in solidarity with women, girls, and all people who can become pregnant and their fundamental human rights to bodily autonomy and reproductive health care. The World Health Organization defines abortion care as health care. Today’s Supreme Court decision to end the constitutional right

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Amara’s Adoption Files Initiative In the News

Amara’s efforts to make amends in decades-old adoption cases where requests for information were unfulfilled have been featured in The Imprint and Crosscut news. The Adoption Files Initiative is at last uncovering answers for some adoptees, thanks to our amazing volunteers and the work of our post-adoption team. “The initiative appears to be an unprecedented effort,

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What is Openness in Adoption? 

Openness is the spirit in which you enter into your relationship with your child where you strive to be emotionally present as they process their adoptedness. Openness is where adoptive parents strive to be present with their child as they process their adoptedness. We believe that even when physical contact isn’t available your family can still achieve a spirit openness. 

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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.

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Awareness, then Action: Adopt More Teens

Thanksgiving kicks off a holiday season that includes Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. But for all the people who are celebrating with their loved ones, there are thousands of young people waiting for a forever home.

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Creating A Blueprint for Openness in Adoption

Amara recently received a 2-year, $250,000 grant from King County Best Starts for Kids. The award will allow us to test and evaluate our 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. This groundbreaking model was conceptualized by Angela Tucker,