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Every family is unique.
We’re here to support yours.

About Amara

All people deserve the opportunity to thrive.

That’s why we support children, adults, and families impacted by foster care and adoption across the Puget Sound region. We believe in the power of families, and we have a vision to transform our child welfare system into a family well-being system. Our focus is on relationships — between individuals, families, and communities — to build a network of support and connection. Join us!

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Considering becoming a foster or kinship caregiver?

We are here to help every step of the way, with trainings, licensing, services, resource connections, and ongoing support.

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Is your child in foster care?

We work to build trusting relationships so you stay connected to your child even while separated.

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Free STAR Youth Drop-In Center Wednesdays Afterschool in Tacoma

Youth ages 13 – 18 can drop by, hang out, and build community this summer at our free Tacoma youth drop-in center with games, wifi, fun pop-up activities, and more. Open Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 12:30 – 5:30 through August.

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A Network of Family: Dream Big with Kids and Families in Pierce County

Join us, and our partners, as we gather our Pierce County community to advance a community-created vision for kids and families! We see the potential to ease burdens on families in Pierce County by making critical services available in our Family Resource Center, to help prevent family separation and improve lifelong well-being for kids and their families.

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Stories and News

Wrapping Around Ruby*

Ruby* was a newcomer to the Puget Sound with no family support when her daughter was removed from her care. Through the Pierce County Early Childhood Court (PCECC) program, which partners with Amara, Ruby received wrap-around support to help her family reunify safely. Amara and the PCECC, part of Zero-to-Three’s Safe Babies network, have partnered