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

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Question: How many foster care children were adopted in 2004 and by whom?
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According to the AFCARS - Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System - 52,000 foster care children were adopted in FY 2004. The average age at adoption was 7.

  • Non-Relative 16% 8,435
  • Foster Parent 59% 30,884
  • Step-Parent 0% 56
  • Other Relative 24% 12,624
FY 2004 is 10/1/03 through 9/30/04.

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