GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Indiana Foster Care Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"As of 2020, there are approximately 13,000 children in foster care in Indiana."

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"In Indiana, around 56% of children in foster care are white, 30% are African American, and 10% are Hispanic or Latino."

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"The number of children in foster care in Indiana increased by 37% from 2012 to 2017."

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"Indiana counties such as Marion, Lake, Allen, and Vanderburgh have the highest number of children in foster care."

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"More than 50% of children who left foster care in Indiana in 2017 were reunited with their parents or primary caregivers."

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"The rate of children in foster care in Indiana was 13.1 per 1,000 children in 2019."

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"In 2019, 28% of the children in foster care in Indiana were aged 0 to 3."

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"71% of children in foster care in Indiana in 2017 were in family settings."

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"Slightly above 6% of Indiana kids in foster care were placed in institutions or group homes in 2017."

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"In Indiana, less than 24% of all children and youth in foster care get to live with a relative."

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"More than 2,600 Hoosier teens in Indiana are currently waiting for adoptive families."

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"On average, children in Indiana stay in the state's foster care system for 22.7 months."

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"In Indiana, 54% of kids in foster care are males while 46% are females."

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"By the end of March 2019, there were 14,313 children in out-of-home care in Indiana."

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"The rate of foster care in Indiana was 10.2 per thousand in 2015, significantly above the US average."

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"In 2018, there were 1,990 children in Indiana who were waiting to be adopted."

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"Of these, 65% were boys; meaning Indiana had a higher percentage of boys waiting for adoption than girls."

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"In Indiana, about 23% of children in foster care are between 13 and 17 years old."

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