Foster Care Archives - Amara

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. 

Mockingbird Society

Mockingbird creates, supports, and advocates for racially equitable, healthy environments that develop young people at risk of or experiencing foster care or homelessness.


iFoster’s mission is to ensure that every child growing up outside of their biological home has the resources and opportunities they need to become successful, independent adults.