Facts & Data

22,354 Children 0-17 in foster care
12% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
13 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
630 Number of children at risk for aging out
48% Youth with 1 placement
24% Youth with 2 placements
11% Youth with 3 placements
17% Youth with 4 or more placements



Adoption and the Single Guy

Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

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 Guide on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

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