The journey lasts a lifetime. So does our commitment.
We ask our families for a lifetime commitment, and we want to offer the same in return.
Our Post-Adoption Program Mission:
Recognizing adoption as a lifelong experience, Amara’s Post-Adoption program works to ensure that adoptees, adoptive families and birth families receive resources and support in order to promote stability and fulfilling family relationships.
We are proud to be a resource to adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents in the following ways:
Adoption Community Connection & Support
Adoption is a lifelong commitment, and adoption-related issues may arise at any point in the parents’ or their child’s lifetime. We seek to provide different methods for connection, including both online and in person. Amara alumni families are invited to join our closed Facebook group, assist with the development of the Alumni Night pilot program or attend Post-Adoption Monthly Support Groups.
Post-Adoption Family Support
We are glad to assist alumni families and birth families with the many nuances specific to the impacts of adoption. This includes assistance in setting up post-adoption visits, providing resources and referrals for families, search & reunion services for adoptees, being a liaison for correspondence per Open Communication Agreements, and individual and personalized post-adoption support.
Adoptee Mentorship Program
The Amara STAR (Strong, Tough, and Resilient) mentorship program connects adopted youth (ages 11-20) with adult adoptees and adults who have aged out of care (ages 21+). Group mentoring promotes positive youth development, encourages positive peer interaction, and provides youth with guidance, encouragement, and support from adults who have had similar life experiences.
Lunch & Learn Workshops
We offer our adoptive families continuing education opportunities through our Lunch & Learn workshop series. These events are open to the community, yet geared for parents who have adopted a child through foster care, or individuals who are interested in adopting a child through foster care. Workshops feature guest speakers with expertise in a range of child development and well-being issues.