Children in foster care with more than two placements by race and Hispanic origin in the United States

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Definitions: Foster children still in care at the end of the fiscal year were included if they had ever had more than two placements in foster care. The number of placements is based only on the current spell (removal from home, including trial home visits) in foster care.

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.

Footnotes: Updated March 2020.
N.A. – Data not available.
N.R. - No data are reported.
All racial categories are mutually exclusive.  Children missing racial/Hispanic origin data were included in totals.