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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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A New Year: Changes and Updates at Amara

To say that 2020 was a challenging year would be a massive understatement.  Throughout the US, the pandemic has impacted the ability of nonprofit organizations like Amara to operate as planned. No matter who you are, we have all worked hard to mitigate the public health and economic impacts on our work and in our
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Calling for Accountability in Confronting Racism

The final days of 2020 brought a significant news story highlighting claims of ongoing racism at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the final straw for one of the Pacific Northwest’s most respected, loved, and dedicated leaders who worked there. But, of course, Seattle Children’s Hospital is one of many white-led institutions (including Amara) that must take accountability for
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Awareness, then Action: Adopt More Teens

Thanksgiving kicks off a holiday season that includes Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. But for all the people who are celebrating with their loved ones, there are thousands of young people waiting for a forever home.
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Are You Feeling Election Anxiety? You Are Not Alone.

2020 is now synonymous with a global pandemic and an uprising against white supremacy, anti-Black racism, and bigotry across this country. But now, on Election Day, we’re heading into yet another wave of upheaval. We are all feeling the strain of uncertainty, the stress of figuring out how to get through today and trying to
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Creating A Blueprint for Openness in Adoption

Amara recently received a 2-year, $250,000 grant from King County Best Starts for Kids. The award will allow us to test and evaluate our Inclusive Family Support Model (IFSM), the country’s first practice model specifically designed to support adoptive families in creating more open relationships with their children’s biological families. This groundbreaking model was conceptualized by Angela Tucker,
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Dear Foster Parents on Halloween 2020…

We want to thank all foster parents for everything you’re doing for kids in foster care. Some of you are caring for kids right now, some of you are supporting others by offering tutoring or care, some are taking a break after helping kids transition back home, and some of you are determining who to

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