Facts & Data

2,516 Children 0-17 in foster care
12% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
16 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
489 Number of children at risk for aging out
27% Youth with 1 placement
28% Youth with 2 placements
14% Youth with 3 placements
30% Youth with 4 or more placements





Final National Model Foster Family Licensing Standards

Brain Frames - Fact Sheets on Adolescent Brain Development

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

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

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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.