Posted on December 6, 2011 by prairieguy
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AFCARS data, U.S. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth and Families
Because AFCARS data are being continuously updated and cleaned, the numbers reported here may differ from data reported elsewhere in report breakdown. These data reflect all AFCARS submissions by states received by June of 2011.
Adoptions from foster care 52,340:
married couples…34953, 67%
unmarried couples…1140, 2%
single females…14465, 28%
single males…1392, 3%
10 states with highest # of adoptions from foster care:
Waiting adoption end of FY 2010 107011:
10 states with highest # “legal orphans” & waiting for adoption:
NOTE: Children 16 years old and older whose parents’ parental rights have been terminated and who have a goal of emancipation (aging out) have been excluded from the report.
Data for FY 2011 will not be available until June 2012.
Filed under: Adoptee, Adoption, Birth Parents, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Foster Care Reform, Foster Kids, Foster Parents