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Adoption Statistics

Of the estimated 241,254 children who exited foster care during FY 2012, 12 percent had been in care less than 1 month, 15 percent had been in care for 1 to 5 months, 20 percent had been in care for 6 to 11 months, 16 percent had been in care for 12 to 17 months, 11 percent had been in care for 18 to 23 months, 8 percent had been in care for 24 to 29 months, 5 percent had been in care for 30 to 35 months, 9 percent had been in care for 3 to 4 years, 6 percent had been in care for f years or above. 
 
For FY 2012, 399,546 children were served by the foster care system nationally, 52,039  were adopted with public child welfare agency involvement, and 101,749  were waiting for adoption
 
Source: AFCARS data, U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth and Families