Foster Care Statistics

2018 Texas Foster Care Statistics

280,911

Reported Allegations of Child Abuse/Neglect

66,382

Confirmed Abuse/Neglect Cases

17,500

Total number of Texas Children in Foster Care
(end of FY2018)

2020 Demographics of Children & Youth in Foster Care

0-2

25.9%

3-5

16.8%

6-9

18.2%

10-13

17.7%

14-17

21.2%

 

Hispanic

38.9%

Anglo

30.8%

African American

23.5%

Other

6.0%

Asian

0.3%

Native American

0.2%

2019 Permanency Goals for Children in Care

44.5%

Adoption

42.0%

Reunification with Bio Family

10.3%

Relative Care/Kinship

1.8%

Age Out/Emancipation

2019 Average Time in Care by Outcome

Family Reunification

12.8 Mos.

Relative Adoption

24.7 Mos.

Non-Relative Adoption

27.7 Mos.

Age Out/Emancipation

44.8 Mos.

All numbers sourced from DFPS Data and Statistics Website
https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About_DFPS/Data_Book/Child_Protective_Services/default.asp

 

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