Virginia had 5,240 children in foster care with a total of 1,930
new children entering foster care.
Virginia had 2,964 (57%) children placed in non-relative foster
There were a total of 1,877 (36%) of children between the ages
of 13 and 18 in foster care.
The average age of children in care in February 2021 was 10.66
858 children were adopted from foster care.
Virginia had 406 (16%) children exit to emancipation.
Sources:VDSS Office of Research and Planning Foster Care Children
Demographic Report SafeMeasures Active Foster Care Length of Stay (from Last
Removal: 03/15/21 extract) SafeMeasures Scorecard – Discharges to Permanency (03/15/21
extract) Active Foster Care Children Report (03-01-2021)VDSS Office of Research and Planning Foster Care Children