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Stories and News

We believe in the power of stories.

There is nothing we can say that is more powerful than what our families and their kids say in their own words. Watch, read, and listen to their stories and experiences — and stay in the know about the latest happenings at Amara.

A Network of Family: Katie and Caitlin’s Story

“I feel like our lives have been really enriched, but it was always in the purpose of keeping the girls connected to their people. That has felt like we’ve forged really amazing relationships with their birth families and it’s been incredible.”

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Meet the Newest Members of Amara’s Leadership Team

We are excited to introduce the newest members of our leadership team, Xuan Chung, Chief Innovations and Program Officer, and Joey Ashenbrenner, Chief Development Officer. Both bring to Amara decades of experience helping children and families, and both are passionate advocates for helping families grow their resiliency. Xuan and Joey join Amara as our organization
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Visiting Amara’s Family Resource Center Leads to a Cascade of Positive Support

Thanks to the support of our compassionate community, Amara’s Family Resource Center (FRC) in Tacoma has been open and serving families for over a year. One family, who recently arrived in the United States, was having an especially hard time finding resources because they spoke no English. They didn’t have a place to live or
Amara CEO Scarlett Aldebot-Green speaking at podium at Museum of Flight for Together We Thrive 2024

A Message from Leadership: Gratitude and Transition

It is with sadness and gratitude that the Amara Board of Directors announces the departure of our Chief Executive Officer, Scarlett Aldebot-Green, effective May 7, 2024. Scarlett will return to the East Coast to be near her extended family and has recently accepted a role as the Policy Advocacy Director of the ACLU-DC. Scarlett has
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Together We Thrive Raises Over $420,000 to Help Families Soar

All of us at Amara are filled with gratitude for the amazing turnout and show of support at our Together We Thrive event. It was a truly magical evening at the Museum of Flight, featuring inspiring stories from our work and the extraordinary David Ambroz, who encouraged us all to keep moving forward with hope.
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Sharing Love and Warmth this Holiday Season

There’s been a lot of love shining in our offices lately. Groups of volunteers have wrapped and sorted generous holiday gift donations and helped make sure we could get them to families on a weekend day that worked best for them. We are very grateful to all who joined us to make this special time
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Letting Love Lead Fosters Healing

Amara foster caregivers pour their hearts into helping kids and families heal their prior traumas and from their experiences with the child welfare system. For Jordan*, this meant feeling not just accepted for who they are but also loved.   When they entered foster care as a tween, Jordan had not yet experienced true understanding of
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At Amara, It’s All About Love – Love for Kids, Families & Community

When you give to Amara, you surround children in foster care and their families with a constellation of love and support during some of the most difficult times of their lives. When there is hardship, parents and caregivers can step up for one another. Amara is there for all of them—children, parents, and caregivers —