Videos Archives - Amara
Brittney smiling outside Amara's Pierce County office

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.

Sarah, Marcel, Marcos, Shelby and Samantha sitting on the couch looking at a photo on Sarah's phone

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.

Adoptee with her adoptive parents and birth family members

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.

Kids coloring at a table with two women

Family Connections: Yuvia’s Story

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,

two moms and two daughters

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.

Male couple walking with school-aged girl in foster care and their dog

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

Seb And Emmett sitting on a bench

Amara’s STAR Mentorship Program: Seb & Emmett

Amara’s STAR Mentorship program celebrates the adoptee experience by building a community and creating lasting relationships with other adopted people. Listen in as Seb & Emmett talk about their experience in the STAR program.