About this Event
We’re peeling back the curtain on foster care and adoption! Amara’s Speaking of Change series of free webinars breaks down common assumptions and misconceptions about foster care and adoption highlighting the voices and stories of people engaged with child and family welfare including families, advocates, and caregivers.
On June 7th from 4:00-5:00pm PST, we’ll speak with community members about kinship care (when a family member steps in, whether formally or informally, to provide short-term care for a child with the hopes of reunification with parents, or to adopt the child) and how supporting kinship caregivers, who are more often Black and Indigenous, is a necessary step toward racial equity within child welfare. Our panelists include:
- Marcus Green, The Seattle Times and South Seattle Emerald
- Girmay Zahilay, King County Councilmember
- Trey Rabun, Associate Director of Kinship & Community Services (Amara)
- Geene Delaplane, Program Manager for Kinship Care & Guardianship (Department of Children, Youth, and Families)
- Jennifer West, Kinship Caregiver
Read more about our Speaking of Change series here.