➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: House task force hears from experts about impact of addiction crisis on children, foster system
Burlington County Times – July 25, 2017
Data from a 2016 report by the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System indicates that 32 percent of all cases that required children to be removed from their parents’ home were because of parental drug abuse – the second-leading cause for removal, after child neglect. It found that in 2015 alone, 85,937 kids in the United States entered the foster care system as a result of their parents using drugs.
Information Gateway Resource: Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/bhw/treatment/