The Parents We Seek

The Parents We Seek2018-06-22T10:05:05+00:00

Incredible diversity. Singular focus.

We know what every kid needs to thrive is a loving, safe, and stable home and family. Amara families come from a diverse range of ethnicities, belief systems, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and economic circumstances.

But there is singular focus every Amara parent shares: a deep commitment to the well-being of kids in their care and a determination to live up to that commitment every day.

A few characteristics of Amara Parents.

After 95 years of working with families and children, we’ve observed that the people who have the greatest success in working with Amara possess some important traits:

  • A strong belief that they can make a difference in the life of a child in foster care.
  • The willingness to be flexible with their time and expectations in order to meet the needs of a child.
  • The ability to stay focused on the needs of the child, through the emotional ups and downs of fostering and adoption.
  • A commitment to care for and love each child in their home for as long as each child needs it — a month, a year, or a lifetime.
  • The desire to learn how trauma affects children, so they may help the kid(s) in their care to heal and thrive.
  • The capacity to maintain a strong community of support for themselves and their kids.
  • Empathy for families involved in the foster care system and an understanding of the systemic and social forces that lead to kids entering foster care.