New Adoption and Foster Care Statistics released

September 30, 2015

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) has released its prelimiary fiscal year 2014 data.

Numbers at a Glance, as of September 30, 2014:

  • 415,129 children in foster care
  • 264,746 children entered foster care
  • 238,230 children exited foster care
  • 107,918 children are waiting to be adopted
  • 50,644 children were adopted from foster care

To view the full AFCARS report, click here.

The AFCARS report is produced by the Children's Bureau, an office of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.