Show: The Imprint Weekly

The Number of Foster Youth, and Foster Homes, Is Dropping

On this week’s podcast, we break down the new data featured in The Imprint’s “Who Cares” project, which seeks to provide an up-to-date answer on two key questions in child welfare:

How many kids are in foster care today? And where are they living?

Every year we obtain answers directly from states on this subject, and surround that with data drawn from the federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. You can access all of our national tables and state-by-state profiles at

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Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Number of Youth in Formal Foster Care Continues to Decline, Imprint Survey Finds

Measuring Family Separation

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