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:

Blacks

Whites

Other

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Ages: o -1

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Ages: 2 to 5

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Ages: 6 to 12

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Ages: 13 to 17

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

% 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

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

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

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% of youths leaving the foster care system attain a college degree

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