Who Cares:
A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Washington, D.C.


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Foster care capacity

Collected by The Imprint

Youth in Care

The number of youth in foster care. (Note: Most recent year displayed collected from states by The Imprint).

Total Licensed Foster Homes

The total number of licensed foster homes in state.

Non-Relative Homes

The number of foster homes that are not licensed to care for specific child(ren).

Congregate Care Providers

Relatives With Active Placements

Number of relatives with an active and ongoing placement of a youth.

Family Separation

Average days per year a child spends without family (among all children in state).

Foster care demographics

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

Foster Youth Living With Relatives as Percent of All Youth in Care

Youth Living in Unpaid Placement as Percent of All Youth in Care

Foster Youth Living in Congregate Care as Percent of All Youth in Care

Youth Who are 13+ as Percent of All Youth in Care

Race/ethnicity of foster families (AFCARS)

Black Families

Hispanic/Latino Families

White Families

Native American/Alaskan Families

Asian Families

Undetermined Race Families

Race/ethnicity of foster youth (AFCARS)

Black Youth

Hispanic/Latino Youth

White Youth

Native American/Alaskan Youth

Asian Youth

Undetermined Race Youth