Facts & Data

52,910 Children 0-17 in foster care
12% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
23 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
11,602 Number of children at risk for aging out
39% Youth with 1 placement
25% Youth with 2 placements
15% Youth with 3 placements
21% Youth with 4 or more placements





State and National Fact Sheets: America's Opioid Crisis: The Unseen Impact on Children

National Fact Sheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care

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

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

CHAMPS Research Summaries

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