According to the AFCARS - Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System - 51,000 foster care children were adopted in FY 2006. The average age at adoption was almost 7.
- Non-Relative - 15% - 7,646
- Foster Parent - 59% - 29,997
- Step-Parent - 0% - 36
- Other Relative - 26% - 13,321
The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) has provided the following information. This data was submitted for the FY 2006, which runs from 10/1/05 through 9/30/06. 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.