As long as there is still one youth still waiting for a loving, nurturing caring, permanent home it is one too many!
AFCARS Releases its Latest Numbers
Released this summer, the 17th official AFCARS report reveals that, in federal fiscal year 2009 the number of U.S. children in foster care and waiting for adoption declined markedly—by 8 and 9 percent respectively. Both figures—424,000 children in care and 115,000 waiting—are the lowest figures recorded since AFCARS released its first report in 2002. In addition, the number of children adopted from care (57,000) rose to its highest level.
View the complete report at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/afcars/tar/report17.htm.