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Foster Care Statistics 2012
Series: Numbers and Trends|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
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This factsheet provides the most recent national statistical estimates for children and youth in foster care from fiscal year (FY) 2012 and also provides earlier data from FY 2003 to allow for some estimate of trends over time. Data were obtained from the Federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). AFCARS collects information on all children in foster care for whom State child welfare agencies have responsibility for placement, care, or supervision and on children who are adopted with public child welfare agency involvement.
Table of ContentsKey Findings
Children Entering, In, and Exiting Care
Case Plan Goals
Length of Stay
Race and Ethnicity
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Foster care statistics 2012. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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