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



National Survey of Foster Home Policies and Regulations

Child Welfare Agency Advisory Board

Child Welfare Outcomes Report Data (HHS)

Consequences of Multiple Placements

Number of Children in Foster Care Continues to Increase (Federal HHS report)

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