Today, there are more than 4,500 children and youth in foster care across the Puget Sound area and there are not enough foster homes in Washington State to care for them. This means kids are often moved from home to home or are even sleeping in hotels until a stable placement is identified.

Foster care is tough on everyone involved—kids, birth families, and foster families. When we reduce the stigma, we can improve the day-to-day experience for children and youth in foster care, support parents who are working to reunify with their children, and make it easier for people to step up to become foster parents. By providing more support for children and families experiencing foster care, we improve their outcomes and prevent the cycle from continuing.

Businesses + Non-profit organizations + You


Fostering Family is a community-wide initiative led by Amara, a not-for-profit that serves children in foster care, and the families who care for them. Our goal is to make people more aware of the foster care experience, and inspire community action to support kids and families

We are working in partnership with non-profit organizations, businesses, and state and local agencies across the Puget Sound region to realize our collective vision.

Our business partners have made a commitment to supporting kids and families by offering goods or services, providing mentorship opportunities, or using their channels to spread the word. Our non-profit partners are offering ways for people to support their work with kids and families through volunteer opportunities or donations.

Every individual can also help support kids and the families who care for and love them by taking the time to listen and understand. Join us in taking action for children, youth, and families in our region.



Our business partners are playing a critical role in supporting kids and families impacted by the foster care system throughout the Puget Sound area. Contact us to find out how your business can make a difference.

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Olympic Cinemas Logo
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Chihuly Garden and Glass Logo
Old Spaghetti Factory Logo
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Sofie's Scoops Logo
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Organizations across the region are doing direct work to help kids, foster families, kinship families, and birth families. You can start fostering family by donating to or volunteering with one of these organizations. Visit the Take Action page to learn more.

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Juma logo
The Wishing Well Foundation logo
Seattle Angels logo
Treehouse logo
Whatcom Foster Closet Logo
The Mockingbird Society logo
Ryther Logo
Friends of Youth Logo
Catholic Community Services Logo
United Indians Logo
Washington Fosters Logo
Woodland Park Zoo Logo
WestSide Baby Logo
Hand In Hand Logo
Children's Museum of Tacoma Logo
Kitsap Foster Care Association Logo
Birthday Dreams Logo
The Museum of Flight logo
WA State Park Logo
Hilltop Artists Logo
Office Moms and Dads Logo
New Beginnings Closet Logo
Eastside Baby Corner Logo
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families Logo
Seattle Children's Museum Logo
Youthnet Logo
Chance 4 Children Logo
Community Youth Services Logo
Secret Harbor Logo
Level Up Logo
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington Logo
Big Brothers Big Sisters Puget Sound Logo
Community & Family Services Foundation Logo
Women United Seattle Logo
Big Brothers Big Sisters Island County logo
Ali's Prom Project Logo
Seattle Aquarium Logo
Partners for Our Children Logo
Eileen & Callie's Place Logo
HopeSparks Logo
Birthday Sprinkle Logo
Northwest Adoption Exchange Logo
Blue Skies For Children Logo
Safe Families for Children Logo
Pierce County Alliance Logo
Olive Crest Logo
The First Tee of Greater Seattle Logo
Holt International Logo
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Join our network of non-profit organizations and businesses stepping up for families impacted by the foster care system. We’ll work with you to develop the right type of partnership for your company.