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)


  1. "Children's Rights." Childrens Rights. Accessed September 10, 2016.
  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. <> 
  3. National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI). Accessed November 23, 2016. <>