Child Welfare

Rate of Children in Foster Care Increased in 39 States in 2017

January 03, 2019 | Emily Taylor

A new Child Trends post on the 2017 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data shows that in 2017 the number of children and youth in foster care in the U.S. rose for the 5th consecutive year, to 443,000, with 39 states experiencing an increase in the rate of children in foster care.

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