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Foster Care & Child Welfare Statistics & Research


The following are important statistics and research from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families' Children's Bureau.

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Report #17
The most recent data from the Adoption and Foster Care Reporting and Analysis System (AFCARS), part of the U.S. Administration for Children and Families' Children’s Bureau. This report collects case level information on all children in foster care for whom State child welfare agencies have responsibility for placement, care or supervision, and on children who are adopted under the auspices of the State's public child welfare agency.

FY 2002 - FY 2009 Foster Care: Entries, Exits, and In Care on the Last Day of Each Federal Fiscal Year
This table reflects State data submitted to the Children's Bureau as of July 2010 but does not include any estimates for individual States.

Child Welfare Outcomes 2009 – Connecticut Data (PDF)
U.S. Administration for Children and Families’ Children’s Bureau
Data on children in foster care in Connecticut from 2006 to 2009, including a breakdown on children leaving the foster care system

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U.S. Administration for Children and Families' Children's Bureau Statistics and Research


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