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Foster Care Resource Group is dedicated to bringing holistic solutions for children, families and communities. We will provide resources and partner with psychologist, law enforcement, therapist, child advocacy groups and community leaders to develop processes and best practices  navigating the foster care system.

Foster the Facts

Many Foster Youth experience suffer multiple losses over the coarse of their stay in foster care including:

  • sibling separation because they are placed in different homes in different cities
  • never spend the night at a friends house
  • must leave their animals behind
  • have only minutes to pack when removed leaving behind clothing, toys, memories, photos, school books, and homework
  • friends and teachers being left without a “good bye”
  • loss of their support system such as schools, churches or communities
  • no where to go on their 18th birthday

​Statistics from federal AFCARS data, 2006

  • Who are the children in the U.S. foster care system?
  • 510,000 National children in foster care
  • 32% of foster children are between the ages of 0 and 5
  • 28% of foster children are between the ages of 6 and 12
  • 40% of foster children are between the ages of 13 and 21

What are United States’ foster children waiting for?

  • 49% are waiting to be reunified with their birth families
  • 25% are waiting to be adopted

Studies show that of youth who emancipate:

  • 46% drop out of high school
  • up to 25% are homeless more than one day after leaving care
  • 51% are unemployed or on public assistance
  • 1-in-4 will become incarcerated within 2 years of leaving foster care
  • 58% have their high school diploma by 25 compared to 87% of non foster youth
  • 3% of 25 year old foster youth have earned a college degree compared to 28% of non foster youth

Where did the United States’ children go after leaving foster care in 2006?

  • 287,691 children exited foster care
  • 53% were returned to their parents
  • 17% were adopted
  • 16% left to live with relatives (some through guardianships)
  • 9% “aged out” or left the system at age of 18 or older
  • 4% left for other reasons (ran away, transferred, died)
  • 1% left for unknown reasons

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Did you know?

  • There are more than 500, 000 children currently in foster care, waiting for safe, permanent families in the United States.
  • More than 75, 000 children are currently in foster care in California.
  • Approximately 5, 000 children are currently in foster care in Sacramento
  • About 5, 000 foster youth “age out” or emancipate from the foster care system in California each year. “Aged out” means the student has turned 18 and or has graduated high school.
  • More than 10.5 million children will spend some time in foster care by 2020.