Facts & Data

7,511 Children 0-17 in foster care
16% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
16 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
109 Number of children at risk for aging out
42% Youth with 1 placement
28% Youth with 2 placements
12% Youth with 3 placements
18% Youth with 4 or more placements



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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.