Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2017, by placement settings

Number of children in foster care in the United States in 2017, by placement settings

Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2017, by placement settings This statistic shows the number of children in foster care in the United States in 2017, by placement settings. In 2017, about 195 thousand children were in a foster family home with people to whom they were not related.
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Number of children in foster care in the United States in 2017, by placement settings

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Placement settingNumber of children
Pre-Adoptive Home 17,449
Foster family home (relative) 140,675
Foster family home (non-relative) 195,360
Group home 24,472
Institution 29,438
Supervised independent living 4,944
Runaway 4,734
Trial home visit 21,813
Placement settingNumber of children
Pre-Adoptive Home 17,449
Foster family home (relative) 140,675
Foster family home (non-relative) 195,360
Group home 24,472
Institution 29,438
Supervised independent living 4,944
Runaway 4,734
Trial home visit 21,813
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This statistic shows the number of children in foster care in the United States in 2017, by placement settings. In 2017, about 195 thousand children were in a foster family home with people to whom they were not related.
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