Facts & Data

1,335 Children 0-17 in foster care
18% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
17 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
140 Number of children at risk for aging out
30% Youth with 1 placement
26% Youth with 2 placements
17% Youth with 3 placements
27% Youth with 4 or more placements



South Dakota Designates May as Foster Parent Appreciation Month

MAY 31 Marks First Ever National Foster Care Appreciation Day

We Have to Stop Losing Half of Foster Parents in the First Year

About the CHAMPS Campaign

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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.