In 2016, I was hired to build a comprehensive Post-Adoption program at Amara, a not-for-profit in Seattle, WA that serves children in foster care, and the families who care for them. Here are a few of the initiatives we’ve begun.
PROJECT SEARCH & REUNION
Our goal is to audit 3,100 of our adoption files between the years of 1950 and 2000 to ensure that adoptees and birth families receive the information and support they requested, especially in regard to searching.
Update #1: Agency Fees for Access to Adoption Files
Update #2: Interviewed by Michelle Li at King 5 television.
STAR ADOPTEE MENTORSHIP
Amara's STAR Mentorship program celebrates the adoptee experience by building a community and creating lasting relationships with other adopted people.
Watch the video above as Seb & Emmett talk about their experience in the STAR program.
Why Are Some Black Folks Wary of the Foster-Care System? Angela speaks with foster-parents; Trey Rabun and Krishna Richardson-Daniels about the complex relationship between African-American families and the foster care system.