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Definitions: Children and youth adopted from birth up to age 20 in the child welfare system who have been adopted by pre-adoptive relationship with adoptive parents. Most states allow children to remain in the foster care system until their 18th birthday, though some states have age limits that extend a few years beyond this. The current indicator includes children up to age 20 regardless of their state limit. National estimates include Puerto Rico.
For this indicator, we report on four categories: children adopted by a step-parent, 2) by other relatives, 3) by foster parents, and 4) by non-relatives. These categories are not mutually exclusive.
Data Source: Child Trends analysis of data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), made available through the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Updated May 2013.
N.A. - Data not available.
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