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Foster Adoption: Fast Facts

children adopted through foster adoptionThere’s new hope for children in foster care as more and more families are considering foster adoption. 107,918 children in the U.S. foster care system are waiting for permanent, loving families.

Here you’ll find resources for foster adoption, personal stories by families who adopted foster children, and links to national organizations to help you get started.

Foster Care Statistics
  • There are approximately 107,918 children in the U.S. foster care system whose parental rights have been terminated and who are waiting to be adopted.

  • In 2014, 49,693 children were adopted from foster care.

  • Average age of waiting children: 6.8 years old.

  • Race/ethnicity of waiting children: 42% Caucasian, 23% African-American, 23% Hispanic.

  • The average child in foster care waiting to be adopted goes through three different placements and has been in the system for nearly 24.8 months.

  • In 2014, more than 22,392 children aged out of foster care without a permanent family…

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