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US: Kids in foster care on the rise
Associated Press – November 30, 2017
The number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for the fourth year in a row, with substance abuse by parents a major factor, according to new federal data released on Thursday. The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services counted 437,500 children in foster care as of Sept. 30, 2016, up from about 427,400 a year earlier.
Also: AFCARS Report 24: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/afcars-report-24
Also: Number Of American Children In Foster Care Increases For 4th Consecutive Year: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/nov/30/number-of-american-children-in-foster-care/
National Foster Care Numbers Continue To Rise; Up 10 Percent Since 2012: https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/national-foster-care-numbers-continue-rise/28874