Facts & Data

10,266 Children 0-17 in foster care
17% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
20 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
1,151 Number of children at risk for aging out
30% Youth with 1 placement
24% Youth with 2 placements
15% Youth with 3 placements
31% Youth with 4 or more placements



Analysis of State 2020-2024 Foster and Adoptive Parent Diligent Recruitment Plans

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