Mississippi Foster Care Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"As of 2021, there are approximately 3,600 children in foster care in Mississippi."

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"Mississippi has seen a 12% increase in the number of foster children from 2007 to 2017."

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"There were 437 adoptions from foster care in Mississippi in 2018."

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"Mississippi met all federal standards for visits with parents and siblings in 2018."

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"Mississippi has a goal of having at least 51.1% of children in foster care living with a relative by 2025."

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"Mississippi has a 30% reunification rate for children placed in foster care."

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"Almost 60% of foster children in Mississippi are male."

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"In 2020, Mississippi saw a 25% reduction in in-home services needed for families in crisis, helping prevent the need for foster placements."

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