Facts & Data

14,650 Children 0-17 in foster care
10% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
35 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
3,683 Number of children at risk for aging out
24% Youth with 1 placement
22% Youth with 2 placements
15% Youth with 3 placements
39% Youth with 4 or more placements



Searchable database of state Child and Family Services Plans (HHS)

CHAMPS Guide on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

CliffsNotes on Family First Act by the Chronicle of Social Change

Brain Frames - Fact Sheets on Adolescent Brain Development

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.