Who Cares:
A National Count of Foster Homes and Families
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Montana

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Collected by The Chronicle of Social Change*

Non-relative homes

Changes in the number non-relative foster homes from 2017 to 2018

Total licensed homes

Relatives with active placements

Youth in care

Includes youth living in foster homes, with relatives and in congregate care settings. Federally collected figures for 2008, 2012, 2016, 2017; state-reported figures for 2018.

Foster care demographics

From federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System (AFCARS)

Foster youth living with relatives

Youth placed with family members or “fictive kin” during a removal to foster care

Foster youth living with relatives as percent of all youth in care

Youth with relatives, no financial support noted

Foster youth living in congregate care

Foster youth who are living in group homes, institutions, and other residential care settings

Foster youth living in congregate care as percent of all youth in care

Youth who are 13+

Youth who are 13+ as percent of all youth in care

Newborn removals

Race/ethnicity of foster families (AFCARS)

Black families

Hispanic/Latino families

White families

Native American/Alaskan families

Asian families

Race/ethnicity of foster youth (AFCARS)

Black youth

Hispanic/Latino youth

White youth

Native American/Alaskan youth

Asian youth

*National averages are based on only those states that responded.