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Tuesday, May 08, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Foster care population continues to decline

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

There are more than 400,000 children in foster care across the United States, according to the most recent report released by AFCARS (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System). This is a sobering number. The encouraging news is that this number continues to decline - down more than 8 percent from 2008, and nearly 30 percent from 1999, when there were nearly 570,000 foster children.

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