How It Works
Each STAR Adoptive Parent Group consists of 8-12 adoptive parents that meet weekly for 7 weeks. A trained adoptive parent serves as the group facilitator and leads the group through a structured (and flexible!) curriculum centered around the wonderful, unique and challenging nuances of adoptive parenting. Any adoptive parent is welcome to participate, regardless of their path to adoption or connection to Amara.
*Due to COVID-19, the program has been modified to provide a virtual group experience through weekly audio recordings, virtual meetings and online group discussions.
How Much Does It Cost?
As a nonprofit, Amara is reliant on individual donors to help us offer the innovative, responsive, high-quality programming that we do. To reduce barriers to participation, there is no cost to join although donations are greatly appreciated.
Sign Me Up!
We are offering two separate, co-occurring Cohorts during each of our Winter, Spring, and Fall sessions in 2021. To register:
- Visit our STAR Event Registration Page
- Click through the cohort options listed under “Please Select an Event or Sponsorship.”
- Note: Official start/end dates will show up AFTER clicking on a particular cohort in the selection dropdown.
- Once you have selected the cohort that’s right for you, fill in the registration information to sign up!
“This group has greatly increased my feeling of belonging with people who get it, who have brought acceptance and grace when we have not been at our best, a place to vent and connect, and help me feel like we are doing the best we can with what we know at this point. It has improved my ability to advocate for my kid from a thoughtful place rather than just simply reacting. Getting real-time advice from those also in the thick of it about biological family stuff has been invaluable. It has helped make me a better parent to my kiddo.” – STAR participant