In the News Archives - Amara
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Amara On TV

Amara was featured May 22 on the Me TV/Washington & Me Community Affairs program that aired on select television channels throughout western Washington. The half-hour program highlighted how Amara has learned and grown over our 101-year history. We started as an adoption agency decades ago and are now leaning into supporting connections and partnerships between

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Preparing to Meet the Needs of Children Coming into Foster Care

As many Amara foster families are aware, referrals for children needing foster care have changed significantly since March 2020. While this appeared to be due to the pandemic, we know now it’s more than that. Our counterparts at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) have shared that they are making concerted efforts to

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Amara Stands With Trans Youth & Families

Amara stands with our partners at Human Rights Campaign (HRC) who “envision a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear” and we stand with the United States Children’s Bureau in their call for equity and inclusion throughout Child and Family Services work. We know that

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Focusing on Amara’s Foster Care Service Area

At Amara we strive to ensure that everyone we work with receives quality professional service delivered with compassion and respect. We believe the hallmarks of quality service are integrity, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivity. We are committed to positive long-term outcomes for children, youth, and families. We promote healing, racial and LGBTQIA+ equity, and re-envisioning our

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Amara Program Manager Named an Unsung Hero

Katie Biron, Family Connections Program Manager at Amara, has just been named a 2022 Unsung Hero by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families. She was nominated by her colleagues in the child welfare field, a coworker and Amara leadership. As part of Washington’s annual celebration of Unsung Heroes in February, Seattle’s Child

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Amara in Community in Pierce County

Being in community. What does that mean in the midst of the pandemic? At Amara, it means not just supporting people in the communities we serve, it means joining with them to lift everyone up – children, youth, parents, caregivers, those seeking their adoption stories, those coping with difficult histories, and everyone who seeks healing.

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Amara Featured on Five Local Radio Stations

Amara was recently featured on Conversations, a local radio show about innovative nonprofits that airs on five local stations. Our Chief Executive Officer Scarlett Aldebot-Green spoke with Emily Raines, Morning Show Co-Host on 100.7 The Wolf and Conversations, about our work serving children and families impacted by child welfare. Listen in and learn how you can

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$2.5 Million Grant Will Support Kinship Caregivers in King County

SEATTLE – Jan. 13, 2022 – A new $2.5 million five-year federal investment in kinship families will support children and families experiencing out-of-home care in King County. Local nonprofit Amara and its partners, the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) and the University of Washington School of Social Work (UWSSW), are one

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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,