Statistics On Foster Care In Virginia

In State Fiscal Year 2017, more than 7,000 children spent at least one day in Virginia’s foster care system.

Nearly 40% are teenagers who may have more independence, but have not outgrown the need for love, support and guidance as they navigate early adulthood.

The average age of a youth in Virginia’s foster care is 9.

Twenty percent of the youth who age out of foster care become homeless within two years.