Did you know more than 1 ,000 youth of every race, ethnicity, culture, and age group are affected by foster care each year?
Each year in this country an estimated 28,000 youth “age out” of the foster care system, whether or not they are prepared to live on their own.
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Foster care by the numbers:
- On average, a child enters foster care every two minutes in the United State.
- Over 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted everyday in the United States.
- Over 670,000 children spend time in U.S. foster care every year.
- On average, children remain in state care for nearly two years and six percent of children in foster care have languished there for five or more years.
- Despite the common perception that the majority of children in foster care are very young, the average age of kids in care is nearly 9.
- While most children in foster care live in family settings, a substantial minority — 14 percent — live in institutions or group homes.
- On average, more than 20,000 young people age out of foster care without permanent families. Research has shown that those who leave care without being linked to forever families have a higher likelihood than youth in the general population to experience homelessness, unemployment and incarceration as adults.