➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Five states struggle with surging numbers of foster children
Associated Press – November 24, 2016
The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase. Reasons range from creation of a new child-abuse hotline to widespread outrage over the deaths of children who’d been repeatedly abused. Addictions among parents are another major factor.