Foster Care Archives - Amara

Rise Magazine: Winning Him Back by Lynne Miller

When ACS took my son away from me I felt like my world had ended. At our first visit, I think I went into shock. My son and I spent nearly the whole visit crying all over each other. Maybe it was the guilt I was feeling, but I felt I could see the mistrust

Rise Magazine: Someone To Turn To: A Vision for Creating Networks of Parent Peer Care

This Insights paper presents Rise’s vision for a peer network of collective care by and for parents. This fall, Rise created a parent Peer Vision Team to explore building a peer care model that can strengthen families while reducing contact with the family policing system. Nationwide and in New York City, where Rise is based, it’s crucial to

The Alliance CaRES

The University of Washington School of Social Work’s Alliance CaRES Program is a partner of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families offering support to caregivers around the state. Our local Mentors are dedicated to working alongside caregivers at every stage of your journey, providing guidance, access to resources, and support groups on specific topics

White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible White Knapsack

McIntosh describes white privilege vividly and powerfully as the idea of an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions and more. In other words, a white person in the United States has on his or her back an invisible weightless knapsack granting favored positions, status, acceptance, and more.

Multimedia Learning Resources

Amara compiled a list of resources in various formats including podcast, YouTube videos, etc. that address many issues related to parenting, transracial adoption, special needs, and more. 

National Center on Adoption and Permanency

The National Center for Adoption and Permanency (NCAP) is a unique “one-stop” national organization that provides a broad range of multidisciplinary services and resources relating to adoption, foster care and child welfare.