Data By Topic Security & Safety Child Care & Wellbeing Foster Care & Public Adoption

Median months in foster care

This is a measure of the average time any given child in the foster care population has spent in the system at a single point in time. It is based on the children in care on September 30th, the end of the fiscal year.

There was a median 14.6 months spent in foster care in 2020, an increase of 9.7% or 1.3 months from 2019.

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