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Adoption Candle Ceremony

Ritual can play an important role in helping children address and express unspoken feelings. The folks at FAIR (Families Adopting in Response) have developed a beautiful ritual for adopted children. We encourage families and professionals to think about how they can use this ceremony, modified as needed, to validate the experiences of the children they

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. 

LGBTQ+ Community Resources List

Amara has compiled a list of organizations and agencies that provide resources for the LGBTQ+ youth community. Amara cannot vouch for any of the services listed by these organizations/agencies.  We try our best to vet a resource prior to adding it to our list, but if you have a negative experience with a resource listed here,

A Different Kind of Normal

Children who have been affected by prenatal substance abuse can be difficult children to parent, difficult children to get close to, and sometimes difficult children to love. They may find it difficult to love themselves. The reciprocal circle of attachment, so important in adoption, in this case may tilt out of focus not because of

Adoption Candle Ceremony

Ritual can play an important role in helping children address and express unspoken feelings. The folks at FAIR (Families Adopting in Response) have developed a beautiful ritual for adopted children. We encourage families and professionals to think about how they can use this ceremony, modified as needed, to validate the experiences of the children they