FOSTER CARE STATISTICS

  • 25,000 youth “age out” of our country’s foster care system every year

  
Of youth who have aged out of the foster care welfare system:

  • 50% have spent at least 5 or more years in the system

  • 50% have graduated high school (13% go on to college or vocational
    training)

  • 52% are unemployed

  • 25% are homeless for one or more nights

  • 42% have become parents (19% have one or more children in foster care)

  • 44% have trouble accessing health care due to lack of health insurance

  • 46% of males that age out of the child welfare system become incarcerated
    by the age of 20

  • Adolescent males that age out of the child welfare system have an
    increased risk of becoming homeless

  • Adolescent females that age out of the child welfare system face an
    increased risk of becoming pregnant before the age of 19

  • 80% of prison inmates have been in foster care
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