We have composed this page to help give you a better understanding of how prevalent and important it is for us to help make a change and a difference in these children's lives. Furthermore, we encourage you to use the sources listed to continue supporting these children and the cause.


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In the fiscal year 2013 there were an estimated 402,378 children in foster care. (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

In Arizona specifically there were an estimated 14,399. (AFCARS) This statistic means that of the 50 states, Arizona’s foster care system is system is the sixth largest.

The average number of birthdays a child spends in foser care is 2.(AFCARS)

Children with an adoption case plan on average spend 25.1 months in out-of-home care. 23.9% of children in foster care have been out-of-home care for 13 to 24 months. (Arizona Department of Economic Security Child Welfare Report)

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While the majority of states did show some level of decline in the size of their foster care population between 2002 and 2012, about a quarter of states showed some increase during this period, with relatively large increases in Texas (8,294) and Arizona (7,296). (AFCARS)


Almost 40% of the homeless in the United States are under 18.

According to a study of youth in shelters, nearly 50% reported intense conflict or physical harm by a family member as a major contrubuting factor to their homelessness.

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