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Foster Care Entry Rates Grew Faster for Infants than for Children of Other Ages, 2011-2018
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), 2021
Summarizes national, state, and county increases in foster care entry. A rising numbers of infants were removed from their parents or caregivers between 2011-2018. Forty-four states showed increases between 2% to 124%; entries rose more than 50% in 13 of those states.