Videos Archives - Amara
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At Amara, It’s All About Love – Love for Kids, Families & Community

When you give to Amara, you surround children in foster care and their families with a constellation of love and support during some of the most difficult times of their lives. When there is hardship, parents and caregivers can step up for one another. Amara is there for all of them—children, parents, and caregivers —

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Amara – For Kids, Families & Community

For so much of our history, Amara’s work has focused on supporting foster families as they parent children in foster care. Our foster caregivers are incredible. They do what sometimes seems impossible: they love children as their own while supporting their return home. And, if returning home is not possible, our families become amazing and

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Connection Can Bring Healing

Sometimes difficult childhoods can drive people to become change-makers as adults. For Devon, that has meant fostering nearly two dozen kids with her husband James over the last several years. Together they have cared for infants, young children, school-age kids, tweens and teens. Through it all, they’ve provided support, guidance, and plenty of love. Amara

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Celebrating Amara’s 100th Anniversary

Six incredible people, who all have meaningful ties to Amara, reflect on our first 100 years of work with kids and families. In this video, we take a very special look back on the last century and look forward at all the promising opportunities we have ahead.

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The Power of Relationships: Sarah, Josh, and Samantha

We believe in the power of relationships. Sarah, Josh, and Samantha show us that amazing things happen when all of the adults – regardless of whether they are foster parents, family members, or parents – are supported to be there for youth.

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What is the Inclusive Family Support Model?

This animated short provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the Inclusive Family Support Model (IFSM), the country’s first practice model specifically designed to support adoptive families in creating more open relationships with their children’s biological families.

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A Network of Family: Katie and Caitlin’s Story

“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.

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The First Few Days

When children are removed from their homes and placed in foster care, it is traumatic and uncertain. This video explores what one child’s experience could be like during those first few days and how Amara seeks to offer support, nurturing, and care to children when they first enter foster care. Amara’s Emergency Sanctuaries support children immediately