What's Going On in Child Welfare
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- There are nearly 400,000 children in foster care in the United States.
- The average length of stay for a child in foster care is 26.7 months.
- More than 30,000 youth in foster care age out or run away each year, often leaving them without ongoing connections to family or caring adults.
- The average turnover rate was 40% for front-line workers in New York City foster care in 2011.
- There are more than 114,000 youth in care awaiting adoption.