When a child enters foster care, it’s traumatic for everyone involved. But two families share how creating deeper bonds with each other can help everyone, especially the child at the center. Learn more about Shrounda, Amy, King, and how they built these powerful family connections.
By the time Yuvia came to stay with Yvette she had already been in multiple foster homes. But this was different. Yuvia’s mother, Dezaray, and foster parent Yvette developed a support system with and for each other in order to be there for Yuvia. Like Yuvia says, “When we’re all here together, I think: family,
“The primary goal of the foster care system is to reunite children with their biological families,” said Trey Rabun, Associate Director of Kinship and Community Services at Amara, a foster care agency in Seattle, Wash. “But the care and stability they provided remains with that child forever.”
To say that 2020 was a challenging year would be a massive understatement. Throughout the US, the pandemic has impacted the ability of nonprofit organizations like Amara to operate as planned. No matter who you are, we have all worked hard to mitigate the public health and economic impacts on our work and in our
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.
We want to thank all foster parents for everything you’re doing for kids in foster care. Some of you are caring for kids right now, some of you are supporting others by offering tutoring or care, some are taking a break after helping kids transition back home, and some of you are determining who to
“I feel like our lives have been really enriched, but it was always in the purpose of keeping the girls connected to their people. That has felt like we’ve forged really amazing relationships with their birth families and it’s been incredible.” Watch Katie and Caitlin’s journey as foster and adoptive parents.
Update from 1/13/21: Our Emergency Sanctuaries will remain closed through 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As noted below, there have been enough foster homes available for kids who would typically have stayed at our Emergency Sanctuaries. However, there are still not enough foster homes for all youth who are brought into the child welfare system,