Approximately

18,000 Children

are in Illinois Foster Care

3,300 Can Be Legally Adopted Today

Of the Illinois foster children who are available for adoption:

54%

Black

40%

White

6%

Other

Ages 0 to 1

5%

Ages 2 to 5

36%

Ages 6 to 12

44%

Ages 13 to 17

15%

Approximately

400,000 Children

are in Foster Care in the United States

96,000 Children in the United States are waiting to be adopted

Average Age of a Child in Foster Care

15%

Live in Institutions or Group Homes

“Age Out” of the system each year

At the age of 19, 48% of girls who grew up in foster care get pregnant

40%

of Youths leaving the foster care system
will be homeless in 18 months

50%

Of youths who “age out” of foster care that graduate from high school

3%

Of youths leaving the foster care system attain a college degree

Average age a young person leaves home and becomes fully self-sufficient