Adoption Archives - Amara

Amara Family Resource Center

Amara’s Family Resource Center provides families with immediate help such as food*, diapers, and clothing, as well as connections to other resources.

Amara’s Parent FOCUS Program

The Parent FOCUS (Family Outreach, Connections, and Unconditional Support) program supports families in the Aberdeen and Spokane areas who have been referred by the state for services designed to keep children safe at home and increase family resiliency. This program provides peer mentorship with parent leaders who have lived experience, who offer personalized support, encouragement, and connections to resources to

Disenfranchised Grief

Ambiguous loss—a feeling of grief or distress combined with confusion about the lost person or relationship—is a normal aspect of adoption.

The Primal Wound

Book by Nancy Verrier – This book discusses the ‘primal wound’, or the wound that is created when a child is separated from their mother, that many adopted people struggle with throughout their lifetime. The book discusses the effects of loss, attachment, bonding, and psychological effects of adoption.

Adoptee Reading Resources

This is a site with a list of books that may be of interest to adopted people. This website centers books that are written by adoptees and some are not related to adoption. The website also includes reviews written by adoptees for books. Finally, the website lists books written by non-adoptees but are recommended by

Adoption Reunion Search and Support Group

This Facebook group discusses search and reunion. Members can post information related to their search and there are members who are willing to help with this process. There is also information about the rights birth families and adoptees have in each state, resources for searching and documents that explain searching through DNA.

Adoption Search & Reunion

This Facebook group is for adoptees, birth parents, siblings and relatives and friends. Members are able to get support with searching and reuniting. There is also support and guidance available for adoptive parents who are in need of guidance through this process.