Amara

Category: Content
Type: Youtube Video

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Amara Luncheon 2017 - Karen Pillar Remarks

    Karen Pillar talks about her son Kelvin, who she fostered and adopted through Amara, and the journey that they've taken to build his life story and keep his family and his life whole. "I love the many ways that Kelvin is complete and whole thanks to how the many people and parts of his life - family, ancestry, adoption, friendships, community - come together for him."

Amara

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Type: Youtube Video

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Amara

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Amara

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Amara

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Helping Her Son Stay Whole: Karen and Kelvin’s Story

    Karen Pillar knows what it means to put a child first. In raising her son Kelvin, she has put every emphasis on embracing the threads of his past and present, self and family, that make him who he is. "I believe very strongly that you cannot expect a child to thrive if you do not The post Helping Her Son Stay Whole: Karen and Kelvin’s Story appeared first on Amara.

Amara

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Going With the Flow: Our Foster Care and Adoption Journey

    By Tatiana and Derek, Amara Alumni parents Tatiana & Derek: We had been in the child search phase, but decided to put referrals on hold a few weeks before our wedding in order to plan. And then just after that, two weeks before our big day, we got a call from Quenby, our Amara caseworker. The post Going With the Flow: Our Foster Care and Adoption Journey appeared first on Amara.

Amara

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Hot Off the Press – Our Very First Issue of The Crossroads

    Katherine Joseph, Partnerships & Events Associate The very first issue of The Crossroads – Amara’s Quarterly Bulletin has now hit inboxes. We’re launching this new community newsletter to prompt dialogue, collaboration, and innovation throughout the child welfare field. This forum will be a platform to share inter-organizational news and resources, and to highlight original writing from profession...

Amara

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • More than Just Fun: Achieving Better Outcomes For Kids Through Positive Activities

    John Moore, The Children’s Fund Executive Director Amara is proud to be partnering with the Children’s Fund to expand opportunities for children who stay at our Emergency Sanctuary in Tacoma. In the interest of raising awareness about resources for our community’s kids, we’re pleased to highlight the Children’s Fund. It's not easy to recover from The post More than Just Fun: Achieving Better Outco...

  • Reaching for the STARs: Launching the Amara Adoptee Mentorship Program

    By Angela Tucker, Amara Post-Adoption Program Manager On my first day at Amara, I was greeted by an Excel spreadsheet: A program outline created by 12-year-old adoptee Davon Carroll. The document was entitled TSSP, which stood for “The Stay Strong Project,” and it was a proposal for a new mentorship program for Amara adoptees, many The post Reaching for the STARs: Launching the Amara Adoptee Mento...

  • The Magic Is in the Method: How Data Will Help Our Kids

    Aaron Edwards, foster/adoptive parent and data professional Last November, when Governor Inslee's Blue Ribbon Commission recommended sweeping changes to their human services branches, I was all ears. Their proposal to combine related but disparate departments into a unified, cabinet-level Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) resonated with me for several reasons. As a foster-adoptive ...

Amara

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Love Letters: My Work On Amara’s Adoptee Correspondence Project

    By Claudia Marchen, Work-Study Program Intern As the Post-Adoption program intern, I often act as a mailroom for the heart: I forward correspondence between Amara birth and adoptive families, acting as a hub for these connections. The correspondence we receive and forward all year, and the stream of Christmas letters and packages we handled during The post Love Letters: My Work On Amara’s Adoptee ...

  • No Stork Needed: There are Alternative Pathways to Parenting

    By Suzi Mohn, MA No matter how we get there, becoming a parent is life-changing. But when traditional ways of starting or expanding our family are simply not viable, and we have to look at alternative paths to parenting, it becomes even more important to not go it alone. Having a safe space to The post No Stork Needed: There are Alternative Pathways to Parenting appeared first on Amara.

  • [VIDEO] Why Birth Family Connections Matter: The Story of Three Sisters

    By Angela Tucker, Post-Adoption Program Manager Just three months into Amara’s Post-Adoption Program, I received a phone call: “Hi, my name is Mariya. I think my biological sisters were placed for adoption through your agency about a decade ago. I’d like to know what I need to do in order locate them, and possibly The post [VIDEO] Why Birth Family Connections Matter: The Story of Three Sisters app...

  • Happy Kids = Happy Volunteers

    By Britt, Amara Emergency Sanctuary Volunteer I discovered Amara while researching volunteer opportunities, specifically ones where I could have a positive impact on vulnerable children in my community. I was a little nervous on my first day as an Emergency Sanctuary volunteer, as it had been several years since I had last worked with children The post Happy Kids = Happy Volunteers appeared first ...

  • A much-needed new approach for state’s foster-care system

    By John Morse, Executive Director There is no shortage of reports and stories in the print and social media about the dire state of foster care in our state and throughout the country. Statistics reinforce the message: Half the roughly 9,000 children in care in Washington are 5 years old or younger, one-quarter of these children The post A much-needed new approach for state’s foster-care system ap...

  • Being the Foster Parent You Want to Be: A Simple Writing Tool for Weathering the Storms

    By Tricia Lambie, Amara caseworker As parents, we aspire to be our best at every moment, but it’s not always easy – sometimes it can feel downright impossible. I’ve been a social worker for 16 years working with foster families, and when you’re a foster parent, it’s safe to say that you may get thrown The post Being the Foster Parent You Want to Be: A Simple Writing Tool for Weathering the Storms ...

  • Trusting Ourselves: How We Learned to Advocate for Our Kids in School

    By Vickie, Amara Alumni parent This is Part Three of a three-part series on educational advocacy for children in foster care. Read Part One here. Read Part Two here. According to the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education, kids in foster care, on average, transit through 2.8 living arrangements in their first foster care The post Trusting Ourselves: How We Learned to Advocate for Our ...

  • One Powerful Tool for Helping a Child in Foster Care Succeed in School

    By Jenny von Veh, Child Placement Coordinator This is Part Two of a three-part series on educational advocacy for children in foster care. Read Part One here. Read Part Three here. According to the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education, kids in foster care, on average, transit through 2.8 living arrangements in their first foster The post One Powerful Tool for Helping a Child in Fost...

  • Back-to-School at Any Moment for Kids in Foster Care

    By Jenny von Veh, Child Placement Coordinator This is Part One of a three-part series on educational advocacy for children in foster care. Read Part Two here. Read Part Three here. According to the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education, kids in foster care, on average, transit through 2.8 living arrangements in their first The post Back-to-School at Any Moment for Kids in Foster Care...

  • Thank You Volunteers! You Make Our Emergency Sanctuary Possible

    By the Amara Emergency Sanctuary Team We have served over 400 children at Grandese’s Place, the Amara Emergency Sanctuary in Seattle, in just two years - and we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our incredible volunteers. There were so many heartfelt, bittersweet, and magical moments: Baking a strawberry cake for The post Thank You Volunteers! You Make Our Emergency Sanctuary Possible ...

Amara

Category: Content
Type: Youtube Video

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Holiday Thank You 2016 - From Amara Staff

    Over the last year, we've served hundreds of children through our programs - and you, our community, have been with us every step of the way. You've opened your homes and your hearts to children in foster care. You've comforted kids at our Emergency Sanctuary. You've donated and contributed. You've provided childcare for meetings. You've covered our work in the news, and partnered with us to build...

  • Creating a Home Away From Home for Kids in Foster Care

    We're getting ready to open our Amara Pierce County Emergency Sanctuary in Tacoma, and we couldn't do it without a little help from our friends! The Amara Emergency Sanctuary is a temporary place to stay that feels like home for kids just entering foster care, while social workers find the best placement for them. To learn more about our Sanctuary program and how you can help, visit https://www.am...

  • How a bag of supplies makes a difference for kids at the Amara Emergency Sanctuary

    Kids arrive at our Emergency Sanctuary after being removed from their parents' home into foster care. This often happens suddenly, maybe even in the middle of the night. When they leave the Sanctuary to go home or to their next placement, we send a bag of supplies with them. Here's why that's important. The Amara Emergency Sanctuary program offers kids solace, a safe, kid-friendly space, in the m...

  • Why we love our Sanctuary volunteers! (They make our Sanctuary possible)

    We have served over 400 children at Grandese’s Place, the Amara Emergency Sanctuary in Seattle, in just two years - and we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our incredible volunteers. There were so many heartfelt, bittersweet, and magical moments: Baking a strawberry cake for an 8-year-old‘s birthday because he always had that cake for his birthday; enjoying a sunset at the park with...

  • Birth Sister Reunion: Ava, Miranda, and Mariya [Amara Post-Adoption Program]

    When Mariya discovered photos of biological sisters she never knew she had, she wanted to connect with them. She contacted Amara, who had assisted with their adoption, to ask if they could meet. This is the story of their reunion. Filmed and edited by Bryan Tucker. Recognizing adoption as a lifelong experience, Amara's Post-Adoption program works to ensure that adoptees, adoptive families and b...

Amara

Category: Content
Type: Youtube Video

Generated 7 months ago

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  • How Donations Make a Difference at the Amara Emergency Sanctuary

    Wow! We recently received a really special donation to our Emergency Sanctuary! Huge thanks to this donor for your generosity. It really makes a difference to the kids who stay with us. More about our Emergency Sanctuary program: https://www.amaraparenting.org/programs-initiatives/emergency-sanctuary/ To easily donate needed items like clothes and supplies to our Sanctuary, use our Amazon Wish L...

Amara

Category: Content
Type: Youtube Video

Generated 8 months ago

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