The well-being of kids is our sole focus.

For nearly 100 years, Amara has been focused on the needs of our community’s most vulnerable children: kids who need a safe and loving family. Today, we are more committed than ever to ensuring kids remain at the center of the work in the foster care system.

Our programs and initiatives ensure kids in foster care have the best chance of finding the stability, comfort and love they deserve—as quickly as possible, and for as long as necessary.

Learn more about the Amara approach:

Fostering & Adoption

Our Foster Care program provides stability, care, and support for children in foster care and the families who care for them. We do this through: licensing & training foster families, partnering with foster families throughout their journey, and facilitating adoptions if reunification is not possible.


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. We offer a variety of services and support for adoptees, adoptive families, and birth families.

Emergency Sanctuary

Our Emergency Sanctuaries in Seattle and Tacoma provide a temporary home to kids who were recently removed from their home for their own safety. It is 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.

Fostering Family

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