Is there a need for more foster parents? | Amara

Is there a need for more foster parents?

Yes! There are nearly 8,000 children in foster care in Washington State.

  • We need foster homes that keep siblings together. Nearly a quarter of brothers and sisters in foster care are separated.
  • We need foster families of color. In Washington state as of 2016, 16% of children in foster care were Black/Multi-Racial Black. But only 6.5% of foster parents identify as Black.
  • We need foster homes that reflect the diverse community of children we support. Amara families come from a diverse range of ethnicities, belief systems, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and economic circumstances.

We invest in supporting families who have a passion for supporting children and families. We seek people who are flexible and curious. We are partners with these families throughout their foster care journey, providing expertise and support every step of the way. Children need families who come from and understand their community and culture, so we actively seek diversity in our foster parents.

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