Fostering Facts and Links

Read on for valuable statistics and helpful, informative links.

The Facts of Foster Care

What you need to know about the Foster Care System

Foster care is a state-run child welfare system that provides living situations to children whose parent or parents are unable to provide adequate care…

foster care infographic
brothers playing at playground

“I’m naive. I will admit it. Before I became a social worker, I thought every kid had a birthday party. I thought every kid had someone cheering them on in the bleachers. I thought every kid was taken care of when he or she was sick. I thought every kid was read to at night before bedtime. I thought every kid lived in a safe environment. Now? Now I know that thousands of kids live in fear. Thousands of kids struggle with low self-esteem. Thousands of kids are abused. Thousands of kids witness domestic violence. Thousands of kids are in need of a family. 
Who will care for the orphans?”


children were in foster care on September 30th, 2021


children entered care — that translates to a child entering care every three minutes in the U.S.


children exited foster care


children waiting to be adopted on September 30th, 2021


children waiting to be adopted whose parental rights (for all living parents) were terminated


children adopted with public child welfare agency involvement

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foster dads reading to young child

Become a Foster Parent

If you are entertaining the thought of becoming a foster parent, we encourage you to call Adore. We receive new referrals for placement almost every single day. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Thank you for taking the time to consider our agency and the children we serve.