Rate of Children in Foster Care Rose in 39 States

This Child Trends infographic presents analysis from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System (AFCARS) data. It presents a graphic of the United States that illustrates 39 states that experienced an increase in FY 2017 in the number of children and young persons in foster care. According to the latest data, 5.8 of every 1,000 U.S. children were in foster care in 2017.
Record Type: 
Infographic
Publication Date: 
January, 2019
Date: 
January 2019
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Support
    • Child Welfare