The Amara Information Meeting (AIM) is a great opportunity to address all your questions and see if Amara is the right organization for you on your journey to fostering or adopting a child. You’ll learn about our services, hear from a family who fostered or adopted a child from foster care, and have the opportunity to have your questions answered. AIM is offered twice a month at our Rainier Valley office in Seattle, and once a month at our Tacoma office. Application packets will be available at the meeting.
Choosing to parent kids in foster care as an Amara family is the first step in a profound journey that will change their lives—and yours. As an Amara family, you’ll receive high-quality training, services, and ongoing support.
Because we are dedicated to making the best possible match for our kids and our families, we’ve developed a comprehensive process for becoming foster and adoptive parents.
My experience with my Amara social worker has been amazing. She’s been so intuitive about my feelings. The best advice she gave me is that when a child was placed in my home, my job was to make sure they have a safe and loving environment. It helps you keep things in perspective. – Leslie, an Amara parent
One of the reasons we ended up at Amara was because of their inclusivity. They welcome all family constellations. – Chandra, an Amara parent
Requirements to get started.
Amara believes in an inclusive definition of family. We welcome families into our program regardless of marital status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, home ownership, income, or education. In order to work with Amara you must:
- Be 21 or older
- Have at least 2 bedrooms in your home or apartment (including your bedroom)
- Be willing to forego pursuit of adoption by other means, and/or fertility treatments while working with us.
For answers on other requirements, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.
Need more information?
To learn more about getting started and address any specific questions you might have, please contact Trey Rabun at [email protected] or at 206.260.1732.