Facts & Data

14,853 Children 0-17 in foster care
19% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
18 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
1,237 Number of children at risk for aging out
43% Youth with 1 placement
26% Youth with 2 placements
12% Youth with 3 placements
18% Youth with 4 or more placements



CHAMPS Guide on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

Driving Better Outcomes for Children in Foster Care through Improved Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

CHAMPS Policy Priorities

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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.