Pierce County had the first baby court in the state. Now it’s starting elsewhere - Amara

Pierce County had the first baby court in the state. Now it’s starting elsewhere

We are proud of our partnership with Pierce County Juvenile Court to provide the Best for Babies program, an innovative, court-based program in Pierce County designed to ensure that infants and toddlers entering foster care receive support and services to promote secure attachment, safety, well-being, and an environment that supports early brain development with the goal to reunify families. It’s exciting to see new solutions to child welfare expanding across our state!

“Pierce County’s Best for Babies program, known as baby court, was the first in the state when it started five years ago. Now Kitsap, Thurston and Spokane counties have received a grant to start similar programs of their own.

‘It will transform you into the person that you want to be,’ Maefau said. ‘Because I never thought I could be the best mom that I am today. I felt, maybe someone else could do a better job than I can. Maybe I can’t do enough. I can’t provide enough like I should. I can’t give them a college fund and all this. But it’s possible. It is.’”

Read more about the expansion of this innovative work in the Tacoma News Tribune. 

Learn more about Amara’s Best for Babies program.

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