GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Foster Home Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Approximately 30,000 children age out of the foster care system each year without a permanent family."

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"African American children represent 23% of children in foster care, a disproportionate amount given their share of the population."

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"Only 58% of foster youth will graduate high school by age 19."

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"Children in foster care are significantly more likely to change schools, up to an average of 6 times, than non-foster children."

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"Sibling groups are less likely to be adopted and often get separated."

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"On average, children experience 3 different placements during their stay in foster care."

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"Close to 30% of children entering foster care in the United States are under age 3."

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"20% of youth who age out of the foster care system become instantly homeless."

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"LGBTQ youth are over-represented in foster care, making up about 30% of the population."

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"Around 50% of incarcerated youth have spent time in the foster care system."

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"Nearly 50% of foster children reunify with their birth families."

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"Around 60% of children in foster care have moderate to severe mental health issues."

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"Around 10% of children in foster care are placed in group homes or institutions."

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"The median age of children in foster care is 8 years old."

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"29% of foster care alumni report at least one attempted suicide in their lifetime."

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

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"Children in foster care are twice as likely to experience early pregnancy compared to their peers."

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"One in five foster children experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)."

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"Foster children are 7 times more likely than non-foster children to have a diagnosis of depression."

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"Each year, about 20,000 foster youth are emancipated from the foster care system without a permanent family."

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