Keeping Kids in Families Brief

In its latest data brief, Keeping Kids in Families, the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines how placements for young people in foster care have changed from 2007 to 2017. The brief highlights the advances that have been made by child welfare agencies to connect children and youth with families. In 2017, 86% of the children in foster care were placed with families – up five percentage points from 10 years ago. However, racial disparities persist for children of all ages – with African American children least likely to be placed with families – and progress is particularly slow for teens in foster care. Read the data brief for more on foster care placement trends.