GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Foster Care And Adoption Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"The majority of adoptive parents are between the ages of 30-44."

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"65% of children adopted from foster care are adopted by their foster parents."

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"About 30% of children in foster care live in group homes or institutional settings."

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"Siblings are placed together in about 55% of foster care cases."

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"The median age of children in foster care is 7.7 years."

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"Hispanic children make up about 21% of the foster care population."

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"Approximately 50% of children under 5 years old in foster care are adopted."

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"Children of color are overrepresented in the foster care system, with African American children making up 23% of the foster care population."

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"53% of children in foster care are placed with non-relative foster families."

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"There are approximately 424,000 children in foster care in the United States."

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"The largest proportion of children waiting to be adopted are in the age group 1-5 years old."

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"Nearly 122,000 children are eligible for adoption at any given time in the U.S."

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"LGBTQ+ parents are more likely to consider foster care adoption compared to heterosexual parents."

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"There are about 15,000 licensed foster care providers in the United States."

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"About 20,000 youth age out of the foster care system each year without being adopted."

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"85% of children adopted from foster care receive an adoption subsidy."

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"Nearly 60% of children who are adopted from foster care are adopted by non-relatives."

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"Around 50% of foster children reunify with their biological families within a year."

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"On average, children remain in the foster care system for nearly 20 months before being adopted."

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"The average age of a child waiting to be adopted from foster care is 8 years old."

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