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Number of Children Exiting Foster Care (State)

Source: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Children's Bureau (Department of Health and Human Services)
Topic: Households and HousingSubtopic: HouseholdsCategory: Household Demographics
Product: State StatsDate Updated: November 2019Update Tips
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    * This data is based on a fiscal year period (FY) that runs from August through September of the following year. It does not represent data based on a calendar year (CY), January to December.

    Years Available: 2005–2018

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    General Notes: This is an estimated count of all children who exited foster care during the FFY at the end of their most recent foster care episode. An individual child is counted only once for each year, even if the child exited, re-entered and exited again during the year. The most recent date of discharge (from foster care) is the one counted. If an individual child exited care in one year and then re-enters and exits again in a subsequent year, he or she is included in the count of exits for both years.


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