Quick Facts

    • 17

      Children's Bureau grants

      were awarded in 2008 to support research on home visiting programs to prevent child maltreatment.

    • 15%

      decrease in the number of child abuse victims between 2005 and 2009.

    • 22%

      decrease in the number of children in foster care between 2002 and 2010.

    • 17

      Abandoned Infants Assistance projects funded by CB

      to help infants in families affected by HIV/AIDS.

    • 758

      letters sent to the White House

      in 2010 regarding child welfare issues and answered with CB assistance.

    • 174 Individuals & Organizations

      across the country have been recognized with Children’s Bureau Adoption Excellence Awards since 2001.

    • 408,425

      children are in foster care

      supported by Children’s Bureau programs and resources.

    • 100 years

      The Children’s Bureau has been serving the nation’s children since 1912.

Last Reviewed: June 22, 2015