Facts & Data

11,168 Children 0-17 in foster care
7% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
20 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
498 Number of children at risk for aging out
23% Youth with 1 placement
28% Youth with 2 placements
16% Youth with 3 placements
33% Youth with 4 or more placements



National Fact Sheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care

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

CHAMPS Research Summaries

Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

Summaries of the Family First Prevention Services Act by the Children's Defense Fund

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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.