GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Foster Care Vs Adoption Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"In the United States, over 400,000 children are in foster care system."

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Statistic 2

"135,000 children are adopted in the United States each year."

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"Only 13.1% of children in foster care in the United States are adopted each year."

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"In Canada, approximately 30,000 children are in the foster care system awaiting adoption."

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"Each year, over 20,000 youth age out of foster care without permanent families in the U.S."

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"On average, children waiting for adoptive families in the U.S remain in foster care for two years."

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"Approximately two percent of Americans have actually adopted, more than just consider it, according to a National Foster Care & Adoption Directory search."

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"Only 46% of children in foster care live with non-relatives, while 32% live in institutions or group homes."

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"Approximately 51,000 children are adopted through foster care every year in America."

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"The average age of foster children in 2012 was 9.3 years, an increase from 8.1 years in 2000."

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"Single parents make up one-third of adoptions in the United States."

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"Of all children in foster care, 74% are in family homes while 14% are in institutions."

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"The average amount of time a child spends in foster care in the United States is 19.7 months."

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"In the UK, 38% of children were in foster care for less than 6 months before getting adopted."

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"Out of all the children adopted in the UK, 70% were adopted from foster care."

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"In the United States, only 80,000 children get adopted whereas 500,000 children enter foster care each year."

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"In 2021, over 23,000 young adults aged out of foster care in Australia without being adopted."

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