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How many months were children in foster care in 2004?

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Question: How many months were children in foster care in 2004?
Answer: How long a child is in a foster home depends on the case situation and each case is different. According to the AFCARS Report (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Report), by September 30, 2004, the average length of stay in a foster home was 30 months.
  • 18% waited 1-5 months
  • 17% waited 6-11 months
  • 12% waited 12-17 months
  • 15% watied 5 years or more

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