Relationship Building Tips & Tools - Amara

Relationship Building Tips & Tools

Relationship Building Matters

When parents and foster/kinship caregivers build relationships centered on the child(ren) they all love, it helps reduce the stress children often feel when they are living away from home. Yet, it is not always easy to build these connections. Amara’s Family Connections Program can help, and we’ve curated this list of additional tips and tools that can make the path to connection easier. 

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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, family, family is HERE.”

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The Family Connections Program model was created in collaboration with other local nonprofit and governmental organizations. Believing in the power of this approach to transform and improve the experience of families impacted by foster care, Amara has invested in making this program possible. We continue to seek funding to expand this program to more counties across the state. Join us in realizing our vision by making a gift to support our work with children and families today.

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Grayson's Story - the importance of connections

Katie and Jonathan Biron became foster parents knowing the importance of maintaining relationships between kids and their parents. While fostering Grayson, they formed a close relationship with his biological family who became one large extended family through adoption.

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A Network of Family

Katie and Caitlin, their daughters and their extended family, have created a constellation of people to share their lives with. “Our family has grown…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 Caitlin and Katie's Story