Facts & Data

7,182 Children 0-17 in foster care
6% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
19 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
648 Number of children at risk for aging out
38% Youth with 1 placement
23% Youth with 2 placements
12% Youth with 3 placements
26% Youth with 4 or more placements



CHAMPS Guide on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

Driving Better Outcomes for Children in Foster Care through Improved Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

Number of Children in Foster Care Continues to Increase (Federal HHS report)

Consequences of Multiple Placements

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