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Voices from Foster Care: The Davidsons

 “Navigating It Together” In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month and Mother’s Day, we are sharing the stories of seven amazing parents through foster care. These parents inspire and challenge us! We are so grateful for their dedication and love. Nolan Davidson is a force of nature. Vibrant, lively, and quirky – his personality  is

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Voices from Foster Care: Katie Biron

“Walk Alongside Them…” In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month and Mother’s Day, we are sharing the stories of seven amazing parents through foster care. These parents inspire and challenge us! We are so grateful for their dedication and love. Katie Biron is a mom many times over. She is the adopted mom of two

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How Adoptees Are Shaping Post-Adoption Services

by Angela Tucker In early April, I journeyed to Amherst, Massachusetts to present at the UMASS Rudd Adoption Research Program Conference. The conference is an annual gathering of academics from all over the United States where the biggest names in research, including Ruth McRoy and Ellen Pinderhughes, were on hand to represent their work on family preservation, openness in adoptions

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Facebook Live – Honestly Curious To Tell Or Not To Tell

Join us as we discuss how, when and why adoptive parents might decide to share “the hard stuff” with their children about their adoption stories. Angela will be joined by Beth Hall, the founder of Pact, An Adoptive Alliance.

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2018 Stella Mae Carmichael Award Recipients: Diana & Sergey Chudak

Diana and Sergey Chudak are changing children’s lives every day. They began working with Amara in 2015 and, over the course of three years, they have welcomed 12 children into their lives, caring for them and supporting them for however long is needed. One child has been with them two years. Another just arrived last

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Let’s Talk About the Term “Foster-to-Adopt”

The term “foster-to-adopt” is a very common phrase. It refers to the process that many families go through before adopting children for whom they were first foster parents. At Amara we try to avoid the term “foster-to-adopt”, instead using “fostering and adoption”. And while this may seem like just semantics, it is much more important

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How (And Why) We Embrace Challenging Conversations About Adoptees

By Angela Tucker, Post-Adoption Program Manager We know you’ve experienced it, too. That well-intentioned (nosy?) grocery clerk who curiously inquires, “Are you her real mom?” You knew this question was coming after she uttered that first word, by the quizzical look in her eyes. You wonder: Should I educate her about the adoption process? Should

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Post-Adoption Program

When adoptive parents are asked questions in front of their children, like, “Is she your real daughter?” we can be certain that the adoptee is listening! So, how do we prepare adoptees for these inevitable questions? By being child-centered in our approach, every step of the way. Watch this quick video to learn more about