Foster Care Facts

In State Fiscal Year 2018, 2,743 children entered Virginia’s foster care system.

  • 36% 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 8.
  • Twenty percent of teens aging out of foster care are greater risk for homelessness, unemployment and incarceration.