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Statistics on Foster Care and Adoption in the US for Year 2004

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How many children were in foster care in 2004?

How many months were children in foster care in 2004?

What races were represented by the children in foster care in 2004?

How many children aged out of foster care in 2004?

How many foster care children were adopted in 2004 and by whom?

How to Read the Stats: The above stats were taken from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). This data was submitted for the FY 2004, which runs from 10/1/03 through 9/30/04. This data can give us an idea of how a typical year looks for foster care and adoption. This data does not mean that a child will definitely be in your home for the amount of time shown in this FAQ, but can give us an idea of the time range.

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