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Speaking of Change (in Foster Care and Adoption) Series

We’re peeling back the curtain on foster care and adoption! Join us on June 7th from 4:00-5:00pm for a critical conversation with key community members about how supporting kinship caregivers (typically relatives) is best for children and families experiencing foster care and a necessary step towards racial equity within child welfare.

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In the News: Amara in the South Seattle Emerald

Thanks to the South Seattle Emerald for reprinting Trey Rabun’s excellent post, “Kinship Care Can Help Transform the Child Welfare System.”  You can read it on their site or on our blog. 

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Are You Amara’s Next CEO?

That’s right! We are looking for our next leader. Could it be you? Amara is celebrating 100 years of commitment to children and families in our community and we need someone to carry us into the future. 

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It’s (Amara’s) Award Season!

Each year, Amara honors people who make a positive impact on the foster care system, with two special awards. We are thrilled to share our 2020 recipients!

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Calling for Accountability in Confronting Racism

The final days of 2020 brought a significant news story highlighting claims of ongoing racism at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the final straw for one of the Pacific Northwest’s most respected, loved, and dedicated leaders who worked there. But, of course, Seattle Children’s Hospital is one of many white-led institutions (including Amara) that must take accountability for

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Are You Feeling Election Anxiety? You Are Not Alone.

2020 is now synonymous with a global pandemic and an uprising against white supremacy, anti-Black racism, and bigotry across this country. But now, on Election Day, we’re heading into yet another wave of upheaval. We are all feeling the strain of uncertainty, the stress of figuring out how to get through today and trying to

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Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the celebration of the day slavery ended in America. It’s a holiday all Americans should celebrate, but many don’t know about. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued into effect on January 1, 1863. However, it was not until 2.5 years later, on June 19, 1865, that news of freedom reached enslaved people in Texas,

A Message of Solidarity

We cannot be silent in the face of continued and constant racism, anti-Black violence and police brutality. The deaths of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and George Floyd, Jr. at the hands of police officers and of Ahmaud Arbery by two white men are outrageous and devastating. Our individual and collective grief is palpable.   Amara stands in solidarity with the Black community in Western Washington and communities across the country

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