Our Mission

Amara works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love and support of a committed family – as quickly as possible and for as long as each child needs.


Our Vision

All children in foster care realize their full potential when they feel safe and secure with a loving family, experiencing stability, well-being, and permanence.


Our Values

Inclusiveness

Serving children in foster care with open hearts and minds

We not only respect but actively seek differences in backgrounds and diversity in perspectives. We believe that building a sense of belonging for children helps pave the way for a promising tomorrow.

Hope

Passionate in pursuing happy outcomes

We are optimists. Inspired by the resilience of children we serve, we imagine that a bright future is within their reach. We believe that strong, stable families offer them the best chance to grow and succeed.

Courageous Leadership

Taking on challenges, daring to be brave and bold

We are prepared to take risks, to be held accountable, and to make long-term commitments no matter the reward. In collaboration with partners, we believe in removing systemic barriers and challenging the status quo.

Perseverance

Always pushing for lasting change

We have a strong, time-tested history of addressing the needs of children in our community. We believe in providing unconditional support to families so that they can be at their strongest for the children.


Our Programs

Emergency Sanctuaries 

Our Emergency Sanctuaries provide a temporary home to kids who were recently removed from their home for their own safety. They are a safe place for kids to land that gives families and state social workers time to find the best long-term option for the child.

Foster Care & Adoption

We guide, prepare, and support families who are willing to provide a stable, long-term, loving home for kids in foster care. That process always begins by becoming a foster care provider. We ask families to commit for as long as each child needs, whether that’s a month, a year, or a lifetime.

Post-Adoption Services

Recognizing adoption as a lifelong experience, Amara’s Post-Adoption program works to ensure that adoptees and those who love them receive support in order to promote stability and fulfilling family relationships.

Fostering Family Initiative

Fostering Family is a collaborative initiative to raise awareness of children in foster care and increase community-wide support for kids and families. Join our network of committed and passionate people, organizations, and businesses that are stepping up to help.