Facts & Data

7,681 Children 0-17 in foster care
18% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
14 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
76 Number of children at risk for aging out
39% Youth with 1 placement
26% Youth with 2 placements
13% Youth with 3 placements
22% Youth with 4 or more placements





Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

Summaries of the Family First Prevention Services Act by the Children's Defense Fund

State-based foster and kinship families write to Congress about COVID-19 pandemic

CHAMPS Guide on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

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