Where did this
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DATA SOURCES

Foster care data that is recent and local can be difficult to find, and currently, there is no central location where recent county-by-county foster care data from all 50 states is brought together in one place.

Because of this, people are largely unaware of the specific needs of children and families in their own communities and lack the information and tools to be able to communicate that need to churches, organizations, and others around them. It’s hard to solve a problem that you can’t accurately describe.

The More Than Enough Data Exchange was created to solve this problem. Think of it as the ‘Wikipedia of Foster Care Data’ — a platform where all of the most recent and local foster care data that is available for each county in the U.S. is brought together in an easily accessible and shareable location. Our hope is that this tool can help individuals and churches better identify and communicate the needs that are present  in their own counties as they work within their community to provide more than enough for children and families before, during, and beyond foster care.

Important Notes about the Data: 

  • The “Data as of” dates listed represent the point-in-time at which the data was collected, as reported by the source 
  • Data listed by county that includes an asterisk (*) represents the total of the data for the region that the county belongs to
  • “OMITTED” indicates that the source chose to not include the value in order to maintain confidentiality if a value is low, or some other reason
  • The categories provided in the Out-of-Home Placement Breakdown pop-up box (Foster Care, Relative or Kinship Care, Congregate Care, and Other) do not represent the original placement type names reported by the source of the data. The original categories were re-grouped for the sake of reporting them on this site. To see more information about how these were categorized and the original language used by the source, click here to view the Placement Types Chart. [*PDF]

The More Than Enough Data Exchange compiles out-of-home placement data from various sources. Before using this data, you should review important disclosures about the data’s sources and accuracy and the terms and conditions that govern your use of the Exchange and its data here.

FOSTER CARE DATA

ALABAMA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of Children in Foster Care: The number of children under 20 years of age receiving foster care on March 31, for the years specified.” [Definition in quotes provided by source]

Alabama Department of Human Resources, Family Services Division, Office of Data Analysis via Voices for Alabama’s Children

Data as of: 3/31/20

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

ALASKA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

ARIZONA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

“Total in out-of-home care: # of children in care as of the last day of the reporting period”  [Definition in quotes provided by source] 

(Includes all forms of placement and state custody including unlicensed/primary kinship care, foster care, shelter care, group home care, residential treatment care, independent living, runaway and missing children, and trial home visit. Ages 0-21 years old.) 

Arizona Department of Child Safety

Data as of: 1/31/21

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children with a permanency goal of adoption

[Summary of data measure provided by source]

Arizona Department of Child Safety

Data as of: 1/31/21

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

ARKANSAS

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in foster care: Includes all of the following  out-of-home placement types: foster family home, relative placement, congregate care, therapeutic care, trial home visit, pre-adoptive home, CRT, independent living, and other [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Arkansas Department of Human Services via The CALL in Arkansas

Data as of: 3/1/21

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Foster Family Homes: Includes Foster Family Homes, Relative Foster Family Homes, Private Agency Foster Family Homes, Specialized Private Agency Foster Family Homes, and Fictive Kin Foster Family Homes [Summary of data measure provided by source]

Arkansas Department of Human Services via The CALL in Arkansas

Data as of: 3/1/21

CALIFORNIA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in foster care: All children who have an open placement episode in the CWS/CMS system (excluding children who have an agency type of ‘Mental Health’ (6133), ‘Private Adoption’ (36), or ‘KinGAP’ (6134)) on a user-specified count day (e.g., January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1) and year. On the user-specified count day, children are assigned to the county in which they have an open case or referral (for cases under the supervision of Child Welfare, Probation, or Other) or state ID  county code (for cases under the supervision of Probation and Other)”;  Age 0-21 years old. [Definition in quotes provided by source]

Webster, D., Lee, S., Dawson, W., Magruder, J., Exel, M., Cuccaro-Alamin, S., Putnam-Hornstein, E., Wiegmann, W., Saika, G., Chambers, J., Hammond, I., Williams, C., Miramontes, A., Ayat, N., Sandoval, A., Hoerl, C., McMillen, B., Wade, B., Yee, H., Flamson, T., Hunt, J., Carpenter, W., Casillas, E., Gonzalez, A., & Briones, E. (2021). CCWIP reports. Retrieved from University of California at Berkeley California Child Welfare Indicators Project website

Data as of: 10/1/20

 

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

COLORADO

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in out-of-home placement: “The number of children in care on the last day of each report period, by the level of care they were in on that day”, Includes congregate care, kinship homes, licensed non-relative foster homes, trial home visit, independent living, runaway, and other. [Definition in quotations provided by source]

Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Welfare and KU School of Social Welfare

Data as of: 12/31/20

 

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

CONNECTICUT

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of Children in Placement: Includes children in foster care, relative care, special study, independent living, and congregate care.  [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Data as of: 4/1/21

 

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

DELAWARE

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Total children served in foster care: The total number of children served by CFSA out of their home. [Definition provided by source]

District of Columbia Child & Family Services

Data as of: 12/31/20

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

Number of family preservation cases: 

Total number of families served in their homes: Number of families by CFSA in their home. [Definition provided by source]

District of Columbia Child & Family Services

Data as of: 12/31/20

FLORIDA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Out-of-Home Care: Substitute care provided for children placed away from their parents or guardians regardless of placement type or custodian, including those in licensed foster care, kinship (relative or non relative) care, or any other placement where the State agency has placement and care responsibility. This status is defined by the entry of a removal episode in FSFN.  [Definition provided by source]

Florida Department of Children and Families

Data as of: 3/31/21

 

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: The statewide total of licensed foster homes for each month. [Definition provided by source]

Florida Department of Children and Families

Data as of: 2/9/21

 

Number of family preservation cases: 

In-Home Services: Case managed services where the child remains with their parent(s) or primary caretakers but the Department maintains supervision. This status is defined by the entry of a living arrangement in FSFN.  [Definition provided by source]

Florida Department of Children and Families

Data as of: 3/31/21

GEORGIA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

HAWAII

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

IDAHO

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

 

Data as of: 3/31/20

ILLINOIS

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of Children in Foster Care: “Children Placed in Foster Care, Relative Care, Group Homes, or Institutions By Placement County” [Definition provided by source]

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Data as of: 3/31/21

 

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

INDIANA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Total children in out-of home placement: “children that have an open CHINS case on the last day of the month and are in out of home placement”, Includes relative care, non-relative foster homes, residential care, and other. [Definition in quotation provided by source; Additional notes added by MTE Team]

Management Gateway for Indiana’s Kids via the Indiana Department of Child Services

Data as of: 3/31/21

 

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

 

Number of family preservation cases: 

Total In-Home: Children that have an open CHINS case on the last day of the month and are in their own home. [Definition provided by source]

Management Gateway for Indiana’s Kids via the Indiana Department of Child Services

Data as of: 3/31/21

IOWA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in out-of-home placement: Number and type of placements on the last day of the quarter. [Definition provided by source]

Iowa Department of Human Services, Division of Results Based Accountability

Data as of: 2019

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

KANSAS

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in out-of-home placement: Includes all out-of-home placement types: family foster home, relative care, pre-adoptive homes, independent living, runaway, group residential care, and maternity homes  [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Kansas Department for Children and Families

Data as of: 1/31/21

 

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total number of foster family homes at the time of data collection [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Kansas Department for Children and Families via Foster the Cause 

Data as of: 3/15/21

KENTUCKY

Data listed by county for Kentucky that includes an asterisk (*) represents the total of the data for the region that the county belongs to .

 

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Total Children in Out of Home Care: Includes all types of out-of-home placement: Foster Homes, Residential, Relative or Fictive Kin, Detention Center, Independent Living, Psychiatric Hospitals, AWOL, Trial Home Visit. [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Protection and Permanency

Data as of: 4/4/21

 

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Children with a Goal of Adoption [Definition provided by source]

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Protection and Permanency

Data as of: 4/4/21

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

LOUISIANA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

MAINE

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in foster care: The number and rate of children ages 0-­17 in the care or custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on the last day of  December of each calendar year. The denominator is the number of children ages 0:17 per the  population estimates from the Maine Office of Vital Statistics the year before. The numerator is the number of children in state custody at a point in time during the last month of the calendar year. The county is where the child LIVED BEFORE placement into foster care. Note that the Maine total includes any children where their county of origin is not recorded.The rate is per 1,000 children ages 0-­17. These children were ordered into DHHS custody as a result of a child protection hearing where the child is found to be in jeopardy, a juvenile hearing where it would be contrary to the child’s health and welfare to remain in the care or custody of the parents, or a divorce and/or custody hearing where neither parent has been found able to provide a home in the best interest of the child. This series is based on where the child was living before being placed into foster care in the custody of Maine Department of Health and Human Services. It includes children who entered foster care or remained in foster care on the last day of December.  [Definition provided by source]

Maine Children’s Alliance via the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center

Data as of: 12/31/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

MARYLAND

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in out-of-home placement at end of month; Includes Children in Family Homes, Group Homes, Residential Treatment Centers, Independent Living, Correctional Institutions, Halfway House, Trial Home Visit.  [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Maryland Children’s Electronic Social Services Information Exchange/University of Maryland School of Social Work Out of Home Served report

Data as of: 2/28/21

 

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:  

Number of children who are legally free and have a case plan of adoption at the end of the month  [Definition provided by source]

Maryland Children’s Electronic Social Services Information Exchange/University of Maryland School of Social Work Out of Home Served report

Data as of: 2/28/21

 

Number of licensed foster homes: 

Number of Family Foster Homes at the end of month [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Maryland Department of Social Services

Data as of: 2/28/21

 

Number of family preservation cases:  

Number of cases providing in-home services at the end of the month [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Maryland Children’s Electronic Social Services Information Exchange/University of Maryland School of Social Work Out of Home Served report

Data as of: 2/28/21

MASSACHUSETTS

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

MICHIGAN

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

“Number of children in out-of-home care: The number represents child victims of abuse or neglect placed in active out-of-home placements such as a foster or relative home, court-ordered fictive kin, residential or shelter care supervised by the Department of Health and Human Services, its agents or the courts for 2010 and 2018”;  Location is based on the location of the court rather than the child’s residence. [Definition in quotation provided by source; Additional notes added by MTE Team]

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Services Management Information System via the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

 

Data as of: 3/31/20

MINNESOTA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

“Number of children in out-of-home care: Out-of-home care or foster care is any 24-hour substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians and for whom a responsible social services agency has placement and care responsibility. Foster care includes, but is not limited to, placement in foster family homes (relative and non-relative), group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions and pre-adoptive homes”; Includes children ages 0 to 18+. [Definition provided by source]

Minnesota’s Out-of-home Care and Permanency Report 2019, DHS-5408Ka. Minnesota Department of Human Services

Data as of: 10/1/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

 

Data as of: 3/31/20

MISSISSIPPI

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

MISSOURI

Number of children in out-of-home placement: 

Number of children in Children’s Division custody during Fiscal Year 2020 by case manager county. [Definition provided by source]

Missouri Children’s Division Annual Report FY 2020. Missouri Department of Social Services.

Data as of: 11/1/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

MONTANA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

NEBRASKA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20



NEVADA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

NEW JERSEY

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

NEW MEXICO

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

NEW YORK

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

NORTH CAROLINA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

“Number of children in foster care (out-of-home placement): Foster care refers to children placed under legal custody of the North Carolina Department of Social Services who are placed with relatives, in emergency shelters, group homes, residential facilities or other approved placements”. [Definition provided by source]

Duncan, D. F., Stewart, C. J., Vaughn, J. S, Guest, S., Rose, R. A, Malley, K., and Gwaltney, A. Y. (2018). Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First, and Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina (v3.21), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jordan Institute for Families. Via the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center

Data as of: 6/31/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

NORTH DAKOTA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

“Number of children in foster care (out-of-home placement):  This indicator represents children placed in living situations outside their family home as a result of Juvenile Court intervention. In most cases custody is given to either a County Social Service Board, a Tribal Social Service office, the Division of Juvenile Services, or the Executive Director of the North Dakota Department of Human Services (e.g., in cases where parental rights have been terminated). Numbers are unduplicated cases and exclude subsidized adoption. The data represent all children receiving foster care services during the fiscal year”. [Definition provided by source]

North Dakota Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services via the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

OHIO

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in foster (substitute) care: The number of children in substitute or foster care each year. This number reflects children placed by public agencies only.  It includes children who were in foster care on January 1 of each year. Children who have been placed with more than one public agency may be double-counted. Ohio total includes children placed in Multi-County Juvenile Attention System. [Definition provided by source]

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Children’s Defense Fund Ohio via the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center 

Data as of: 1/1/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

OKLAHOMA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

In Out of Home Care: the number of children in an open removal as of the report run date. This includes all children in care (children in trial adoption and trial reunification are included). Excludes tribal custody children. [Definition provided by source]

Oklahoma Department of Human Services via 111Project

Data as of: 3/2021

 

Number of children waiting for adoption: 

Legally Free for Adoption: The number of children in out of home care that have a case plan goal of adoption and are noted to have all parental rights terminated with no identified adoptive placement. Children in Trial adoption are excluded. [Definition provided by source]

Oklahoma Department of Human Services via 111Project

Data as of: 3/2021

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Traditional and Kinship Foster Homes: The number of approved Traditional and Supported Foster Homes open as of the reporting period; and the number of Relative and Kinship Non-relative Foster Homes open as of the reporting period. [Definition provided by source]

Oklahoma Department of Human Services via 111Project

Data as of: 3/2021

OREGON

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in out-of-home care on the last day of a report period. This includes children all children in an open federal removal episode (all service types). Unique child count since this is point in time. [Definition provided by source]

Oregon Department of Human Services: Office of Reporting, Research, Analytics, and Implementation

Data as of: 9/30/20

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes: 

Number of Certified Foster Homes at time of data collection. [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Oregon Department of Human Services: Office of Reporting, Research, Analytics, and Implementation

Data as of: 9/30/19

PENNSYLVANIA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

RHODE ISLAND

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

SOUTH CAROLINA

Number of children in out-of-home placement: 

Number of children in out-of-home placement at point of data collection; Includes foster home, kinship home, congregate care, and other forms of placement [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

South Carolina Department of Social Services via A Home For Me

Data as of: 3/31/21

 

*See Important Notes about the Data above for more information about out-of-home placement categories

 

Number of children waiting for adoption: 

Number of children awaiting adoption at the point of data collection [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

South Carolina Department of Social Services via A Home For Me

Data as of: 3/31/21

 

Number of family preservation cases: 

Number of open cases providing family preservation services at the point of data collection [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

South Carolina Department of Social Services via A Home For Me

Data as of: 3/31/21

 

Number of licensed foster homes: 

Number of licensed foster homes at the point of data collection; Includes Regular Homes, Therapeutic Homes, and Licensed Kinship Homes. [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

South Carolina Department of Social Services via A Home For Me

Data as of: 3/31/21

SOUTH DAKOTA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

TENNESSE

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

TEXAS

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Children in Substitute Care by Placement Type on August 31 2020: All children who are living in a DFPS out of home placement. It does not include children in DFPS custody who are living with a parent on a return and monitor. Unless otherwise noted, it does include youth over 18 who are in extended foster care but are not in DFPS custody. [Definition provided by source]

CPS 3.2 Children in Substitute Care by Placement Type on August 31 FY2011-2020. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 

Data as of: 8/31/20

 

Number of children waiting for adoption: 

Children Waiting for Adoption on August 31 2020: the number of children in DFPS custody on August 31 of the fiscal year who meet all of the following criteria: (1) a court has terminated all parental rights; (2) the child has a plan of adoption; and (3) the child is not in an adoptive placement. The count includes both children who are in an intended to be permanent home and children who are not in an intended to be permanent home. [Definition provided by source]

CPS 4.1 Adoption: Children Waiting For Adoption on 31 August by County FY2011-2020. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 

Data as of: 8/31/20

 

Number of family preservation cases: 

Families Receiving Family Preservation Services on August 31 2020: How many families were open to services on the final day of the fiscal year. If a family had two family preservation stages open on August 31, they are counted twice. Family Preservation Services are services provided to the child and the family where the caregiver retains legal custody. 

[Definition provided by source]

CPS 1.8 FBSS: Families Receiving Family Preservation Services on August 31 FY2011-2020. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 

Data as of: 8/31/20

 

Number of licensed foster homes: 

DFPS Foster and Foster/Adoptive Homes: Screened and approved for child care through DFPS. Most of the FADs in the state are screened and approved for adoption through a private licensed child placing agency. Includes Foster-adoptive home (A home that has been approved to provide 24-hour residential care for a child, in accordance with Chapter 42 of the Human Resources Code and related regulations and that has been screened and approved have been approved for adoption through DFPS) and Foster home (A home that has been approved to provide 24-hour residential care for a child, in accordance with Chapter 42 of the Human Resources Code and related regulation.) [Adoptive Homes have been excluded from this count] [Definition provided by source]

CPS 4.2 Adoption: DFPS Foster, Foster/Adoptive, and Adoptive (FAD) Homes FY2011: 2020. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 

Data as of: 8/31/20

UTAH

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

VERMONT

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

VIRGINIA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Total number of children in care at the point of data collection [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Virginia Department of Social Services

Data as of: 3/1/21

 

Number of children waiting for adoption: 

Total number of children with an approved goal of adoption at the point of data collection [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Virginia Department of Social Services 

Data as of: 3/1/21

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

WASHINGTON

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

WEST VIRGINIA

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

WISCONSIN

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

“The count of all children in Out-of-Home Care”; Includes Foster Home, Kinship Care, Residential Care, Group Home, Trial Reunification, Missing, Supervised Independent Living, Shelter, Detention, and Institutions. [Definition in quotation provided by source; Additional notes added by MTE Team]

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Division of Safety and Permanence.

Data as of: 12/31/18

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

WYOMING

Number of children in out-of-home placement:

Number of children in care on September 30th: This is an estimated count of all the children in foster care on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year for which he or she is in foster care on the last day. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of children waiting for adoption:

Number of children waiting for adoption: This is an estimated count of all children who are waiting to be adopted on the last day of the FFY. An individual child is included in the count for each year in which he or she is waiting to be adopted on the last day. There is no Federal definition for children waiting to be adopted. For the purposes of this analysis, children waiting to be adopted include children with a goal of adoption and/or whose parental rights have been terminated. The “waiting” population excludes children whose parents’ rights have been terminated, who are 16 years old and older, and who have a goal of emancipation. An individual child is included in the count for each year that he or she has these characteristics on the last day of the year. [Definition provided by source]

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2019 data. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau

Data as of: 9/30/19

 

Number of licensed foster homes:

Total Licensed Foster Homes: We ask each state to identify the total number of licensed foster homes, regardless of non-relative or relative status, as of March 31, or the nearest date for which data was available. We also ask each state to provide the number of non-relative foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

The Imprint, Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Data as of: 3/31/20

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

County Population: 

2018 American Community Survey Estimates. United States Census Bureau

Child Poverty Rate: 

2018 Poverty and Median Household Income Estimates. Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program. United States Census Bureau.

CHURCH DATA

Number of churches: 

Church data purchased in 2019 from dmdatabases.com

Number of church assessments taken: 

The number of churches that have completed the More than Enough Church Assessment at least once. This assessment tool allows churches to explore their level of engagement in foster care. 

Data as of: 3/31/21

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