Link: Number of US kids in foster care up after long dip

The Department of Health and Human Services have released new data that the number of children in foster care increased slightly last year.

The current report shows:

402,378 children in foster care with 101,840 who are legally free for adoption as of September 30, 2013.  Last year, 23,090 children aged out of the foster care system without a permanent family.

If you are thinking about adoption or if you are currently in the adoption process take a look at the article and AFCAR 2013 report to learn more about the children who are currently waiting in the foster care system.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6be32ebdbd284e07932a1eea29ce51e6/number-us-kids-foster-care-after-long-dip

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/afcarsreport21.pdf