GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Foster Kid Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"On any given day, there are nearly 437,000 children in foster care in the United States."

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"Approximately 14% of all children in foster care are living in institutional settings."

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"More than 23,000 children age out of the US foster care system, without permanent families."

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"Each year, about 7% of children in foster care are adopted."

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"The average time a child spends in foster care is more than two years."

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"More than half of children entering US foster care are young people of color."

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"More than 65,000 children whose mothers’ parental rights had been terminated were adopted."

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"47% of children in foster care live with non-relative foster families."

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"55% of children who left foster care in 2019 were reunified with their parents or primary caretakers."

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"Children in foster care experience higher rates of mental health challenges compared to their peers."

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"Approximately 26,000 youth age out of foster care annually."

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"Less than 3% of people who age out of Foster Care earn a college degree."

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"Over 30% of children in foster care will have spent at least three years in the system."

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"Over 60% of children in foster care spend two to five years in the system before being adopted."

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"Only 26% of children in foster care are adopted."

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"Approximately 60% of young men aging out of foster care are convicted of a crime."

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"Children in foster care are more than twice as likely as other students to fully drop out of school."

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"Nearly 33% of children placed in foster care are there because of their parents' substance abuse."

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"The largest group of children in foster care includes those aged 2 to 5 years."

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"Only 54% of foster children graduate from high school."

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