Statistics On Foster Care In Virginia

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.

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