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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 & Adopting

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. In many cases, long-term becomes life-long, as families are able to adopt the kids in their care.

Learn How to Foster & Adopt

Emergency Sanctuary

The first 72 hours after a child is removed from a situation of abuse or neglect are critically important. Our Emergency Sanctuary program ensures kids are in a safe, comforting place during the transition, and officials have the time they need to secure the best placement for each kid.

Support our Sanctuaries

Post-Adoption Support

Adoption is just the beginning of a whole new family journey. Through educational opportunities, our STAR adoptee mentorship program, and more, our Post-Adoption Support program works to ensure that every adoptee and family has the resources they need to thrive, including a strong community of adoptive families that learns from, celebrates, and supports each other through all the stages of life.

Discover Post-Adoption Support

Judicial Reform

One of the most important ways we can make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve is to ensure the court system is the best it can be. That begins with making sure that the needs of every child are the most important factor driving every judicial process and decision.

Learn About Child-Centered Courts