Interesting Statistics of the United States Foster Care System (2009)

Total Population:513,000 children were in the U.S. foster care system on September 30, 2005. Most children are placed temporarily in foster care due to parental abuse or neglect.  Age:Average Age: 10.0 years6% < 1 year 26% 1-5 years 20% 6-10 years 28% 11-15 years 18% 16-18 years 2% >19 years Gender:Male 52% Female 48% Race and Ethnicity:As a percentage, there are more children of color … Continue reading Interesting Statistics of the United States Foster Care System (2009)