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. 

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 careThe number of children that DHR is involved with that are not in the home with a biological parent. This includes foster home, group home, institution, kinship care, and other placement settings. [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Alabama Department of Human Resources 

Data as of: 9/30/21

Number of children waiting for adoption –

Number of children waiting for adoptionNumber of children whose parental rights have been terminated but have not yet been adopted. This can refer to children that have an identified adoptive placement and are awaiting court action or to children that have no identified adoptive placement.  [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Alabama Department of Human Resources 

Data as of: 9/30/21

Number of licensed foster homes –

Total licensed foster homes: Number of homes licensed by DHR to take placements of children in DHR custody. [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Alabama Department of Human Resources 

Data as of: 9/30/21

Number of family preservation cases –

Number of in-home cases: The number of families involved with family preservation services that have not had their children removed. [Definition not provided by source; Definition created by MTE team to summarize data measure]

Alabama Department of Human Resources 

Data as of: 9/30/21

 

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: Total number of children for whom parental rights are severed or relinquished for both birth mother and birth father and the child has a case plan goal of adoption.

[Summary of data measure provided by source]

Arizona Department of Child Safety

Data as of: 12/31/20

Number of licensed foster homes –

Number of Licensed Foster Homes: Number of licensed foster homes on the last day of the reporting period. [Definition provided by source]

Arizona Department of Child Safety

Data as of: 3/31/21

ARKANSAS

Number of children in out-of-home placement –

Number of children in foster care: Defined as any child in foster care as of the end of the month. [Definition provided by source]

Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children & Family Services

Data as of: 9/30/21

Number of children waiting for adoption –

Children Available for Adoption: defined as those children in foster care as of the end of the month (1) who have a termination of parental rights on both parents, (2) whose most recent permanency goal is adoption, and (3) who are not placed with relatives, fictive kin, or a pre-adoptive family. [Definition provided by source]

Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children & Family Services

Data as of: 9/30/21

Number of licensed foster homes –

Number of Foster Homes: Defined as the number of open and approved foster family homes, relative foster family homes, fictive kin foster family homes, private agency foster family homes, and specialized private agency foster family homes that are open as of the end of each month. [Definition provided by source]

Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children & Family Services

Data as of: 9/30/21

Number of family preservation cases – 

In-Home Protective Services Cases: defined as an open case on a family in which none of the children in the home are removed (i.e., in foster care) as of the end of each month.  These are cases in which a child’s removal is not deemed necessary to ensure his or her health and safety. [Definition provided by source]

Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children & Family Services

Data as of: 9/30/21

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: 7/1/21

*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

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: 6/30/21

*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: 3/31/21

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: 7/1/21

*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 foster children: Point in time count of foster children. [Definition provided by source]

Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families via Kids Count Data Center

Data as of: 7/31/20

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 –

Number of Foster Homes: Point in time count of foster homes. [Definition provided by source]

Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families via Kids Count Data Center

Data as of: 7/31/20

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: 6/30/21

*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 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: 6/30/21

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: 8/31/21

*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: 4/30/21

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: 8/31/21

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

Note – Data listed by county for Illinois 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 –

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: 9/30/21

*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 number of facilities (foster homes only included in this count) that have a current license. In most cases, licenses are valid for a four-year period, after which a renewal of the license is required. [Definition provided by source]

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Data as of: 9/30/21

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: 9/30/21

*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: 9/30/21

IOWA

Number of children in out-of-home placement –

Number of children in out-of-home placement: Number of active DHS cases on the last day of the quarter. [Definition provided by source]

Iowa Department of Human Services Agency Dashboard

Data as of: 3/31/21

 

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 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

Note – Data listed by county for Kansas 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 –

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: 9/30/21

*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 in out of home placement with a permanency goal of adoption. [Definition provided by source]

Kansas Department for Children and Families

Data as of: 9/30/21

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: 10/11/21

KENTUCKY

Note – 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: 9/5/21

*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: 9/5/21

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 DHHS State Custody: When a child cannot be kept safely in their own home, the court may order them into State custody. This map shows the number of children in State custody based on the county they were removed from. [Definition provided by source]

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Data as of: 8/1/21

 

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 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: 6/30/21

 

*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: 6/30/21

 

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: 6/30/21

 

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: 6/30/21

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: 9/30/20

Number of children waiting for adoption –

Number of children with an adoption goal: Children in foster care under MDHHS management at the end of the month with a goal of adoption. They are state or court wards whose parental rights have been terminated. [Definition provided by source]

Monthly Compiled Caseload Fact Sheet. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Communications

Data as of: 7/31/21

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

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: 6/30/20

 

Number of children waiting for adoption –

Number of children in alternative care during FY 2020 by case manager county – in Children’s Division custody and TPR complete. [Definition provided by source]

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

Data as of: 6/30/20

 

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 – 

Number of family-centered services cases active during FY 2020. [Definition provided by source]

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

Data as of: 6/30/20

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 –

Total Children in Out-of-Home Care or Trial Home Placement: Out-of-home care is 24-hour substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians and for whom the State agency has placement and care of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential treatment facilities, child-care institutions, pre-adoptive homes, detention facilities, youth rehabilitation facilities, and runaways from any of those facility types. It includes court ordered placements and non-court cases. A trial home visit by statute is a temporary placement with the parent from which the child was removed and during which the Court and DHHS/CFS remain involved. [Definition provided by source]

FCRO Quarterly Report. Nebraska Foster Care Review Office

Data as of: 3/31/21

 

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 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 –

Foster care end-of-month population: No additional definition provided by source.

Nevada Department of Child and Family Services Data Book.

Data as of: 7/31/21

 

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 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 served (Out-of-home placement): “Provides the total number of children served by Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P), a division within the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF), as of the last day of the calendar year. It does not include all children served by other entities within DCF.” Data included on this site includes Out-of-Home Placement living arrangements only. [Definition in quotes provided by source]

New Jersey Child Welfare Data Hub. Number of Children Served. Retrieved on June 18, 2021 from https://njchilddata.rutgers.edu/portal.

Data as of: 12/31/20

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

NEW MEXICO

Number of children in out-of-home placement –

Number of children in care: The number of children in care at the end of the quarter. [Definition provided by source]

New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department

Data as of: 12/31/20

Number of children waiting for adoption –

Number of children with a permanency goal of adoption: The number of children with a permanency goal of adoption during the quarter. The data do not include “short-stayers”, or children entering and exiting care within 8 days. [Definition provided by source]

New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department

Data as of: 12/31/20

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 and custody of LDSS: No additional definition provided by source.

Child Welfare Services Quarterly Report. New York Office of Children and Family Services.

Data as of: 6/30/21

Number of children waiting for adoption –

Total number of children awaiting adoption: No additional definition provided by source.

Child Welfare Services Quarterly Report. New York Office of Children and Family Services.

Data as of: 6/30/21

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

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 –

Number of Foster Homes: (Definition not yet acquired)

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Data as of: 9/21/21

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 –

Total of children in care: A child who is in care is a child who is in custody of a child welfare agency. When a child is in care, the agency can place the child in a placement such as a foster home, group home, residential center, or another placement type. The data for this dashboard is displayed as point in time. To protect the confidentiality of the families that we serve, data counts less than 15 are not displayed. [Definition provided by source]

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Data Dashboard

Data as of: 10/1/21

Number of children waiting for adoption –

Total of children available for adoption: This measure displays a distinct count of all children in Permanent Custody or Permanent Surrender during the time period selected, who are not placed in an adoptive placement and an adoptive placement agreement has not been signed. [Definition provided by source]

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Data Dashboard

Data as of: 10/1/21

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

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: 10/1/21

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: 10/1/21

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: 10/1/21

Number of family preservation cases

FCS Families for Month: The number of unique families served during the last 30 days in Family Centered Services (FCS). These are efforts made to prevent children from entering foster care through support services. [Definition provided by source]

Oklahoma Department of Human Services via 111Project

Data as of: 10/1/21

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 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: 6/30/21

 

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 –

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: 9/30/20

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: 9/1/21

 

*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 awaiting adoption at the point of data collection; Includes children with a case plan goal of adoption and no adoptive family identified as well as children who have been legally freed with no adoptive family identified. [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: 8/1/21

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: 5/1/21

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: 9/1/21

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

Note – Data listed by county for Utah 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 –

Number of foster care cases open on quarter end: The number of open foster care cases in each region on the last day of the quarter. [Definition provided by source]

Utah Division of Child and Family Services

Data as of: 6/30/21

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 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 –

Number of Open In-Home Cases: The number of all In-Home case types (Protective Services Collaborative, Protective Services Supervision, Protective Family Preservation, Family Reunification, Clinical Counseling Services, Counseling Individual Services, Post Adoption Treatment, and Protective Services Interstate) open on the last day of the quarter. [Definition provided by source]

Utah Division of Child and Family Services

Data as of: 6/30/21

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: 9/1/21

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: 9/1/21

WASHINGTON

Number of children in out-of-home placement –

Children in Out-of-Home Care (Count): The total count of children who were in out-of-home care on the first day of each year or quarter. [Definition provided by source]

Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families Child Well-Being Data Portal

Data as of: 10/30/20

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 –

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 –

In-state Clients by Provider Type: No additional definition provided by source.

Legislative Foster Care Placement Report. Department of Health and Human Resources.

Data as of: 9/30/21

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 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: 12/31/19

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

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.

Please note that a margin of error exists for these estimates which should be taken into consideration when using these statistics. Visit the Census Bureau website for more information.

CHURCH DATA

Number of churches –

Church data purchased in 2019 from dmdatabases.com

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