Number of Children in Foster Care Remained Steady in 2013.
Published: Fall 2014
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North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
This article reports that on September 30, 2013, there were 402,378 children in foster care, compared to 396,892 at the end of 2012. In addition, statistics show: of the children in care, 28% were living in a relative foster home, 47% were in non-relative foster families, and 4% were in a pre-adoptive home, 6% lived in a group home, and 8% were in institutional care. Statistics are also reported for waiting children, children exiting care, and adoption from care.
foster children; statistics; child placement; kinship care; institutionalized children; waiting children; group homes