Facts & Data

12,143 Children 0-17 in foster care
10% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
18 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
1,245 Number of children at risk for aging out
33% Youth with 1 placement
27% Youth with 2 placements
15% Youth with 3 placements
26% Youth with 4 or more placements





Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

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National Survey of Foster Home Policies and Regulations

CHAMPS Policy Priorities

CHAMPS video

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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.