Aging out of foster care:

  •  In 2014, over 22,000 young people aged out of foster care never having been adopted with no where to go. (Children's Rights)

  • 1 in 5 kids who age out of the system become homeless at the age of 18 (Casey)

  • By age 26, 4% of kids who aged out of foster care earn a four year college degree, compared to 36% of general population. (Children's Rights)

  • 71% of the women become pregnant by age 21 (Casey)

Statistics that will shock you:

  •  A report of child abuse is made every 10 secs. (Casey)

  •  In 2014 264,746 kids entered foster care in USA. That's one  every 2 min. (Children's Rights) 

Foster Youth Sex Trafficking Facts:

  • The FBI estimates sex trafficking in the U.S. involves 100,000 children. (NFYI)
  • 60% of child sex trafficking victims recovered through FBI raids across the U.S. in 2013 were from foster care or group homes. (NFYI)
  • Experts have extrapolated that the average age for girls entering the sex trade is 12. (NFYI)
  • The average age of children involved in prostitution when recovered by law enforcement is 143. (NFYI)

Bibliography:

  1. "Children's Rights." Childrens Rights. Accessed September 10, 2016. http://www.childrensrights.org/.
  2. Annie E. Casey Foundation. "The 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book - The Annie E. Casey Foundation." The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Accessed September 10, 2016. <http://www.aecf.org/resources/2011-kids-count-data-book/> 
  3. National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI). Accessed November 23, 2016. <https://www.nfyi.org/issues/sex-trafficking/>