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7,507 Children 0-17 in foster care
17% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
18 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
710 Number of children at risk for aging out
40% Youth with 1 placement
28% Youth with 2 placements
13% Youth with 3 placements
20% Youth with 4 or more placements

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South Dakota Designates May as Foster Parent Appreciation Month

MAY 31 Marks First Ever National Foster Care Appreciation Day

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CHAMPS is an exciting new policy campaign with dozens of partner organizations working together to highlight the vital importance of foster parents to the health and well-being of children in foster care. Check out what’s going on nationally and in the states.