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US: Projection: National Foster Care Numbers Continue to Rise in 2017
Chronicle of Social Change – November 02, 2017
Yesterday, The Chronicle of Social Change released a report on foster care capacity nationwide, which included a projection that the overall number of U.S. foster kids is continuing to go up. Based on a foster care totals from the 30 states that provided information, we project that the total number of children in foster care in 2017 is roughly 443,000, 3 percent more than the 2015 federal count, the last year such data was made available.
Also: Chronicle Report: At Least 25 States Have Lost Foster Care Capacity Since 2012: https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/chronicle-report-least-25-states-lost-foster-care-capacity-since-2012/28575
Also: AFCARS Report (estimates as of June 2016): https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/afcarsreport23.pdf