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Trends in Foster Care & Adoption: FY 2010- 2019

Source: AFCARS data, U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth and Families
October 16, 2020

Trends in foster care and adoption based on AFCARS data from fiscal years 2010 through 2019.

AFCARS Report #27

August 24, 2020

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2019. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time. This report reflects all AFCARS data received as of June 23, 2020 related to AFCARS reporting periods through September 30, 2019.

AFCARS Report #26

October 24, 2019

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2018. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time. This report reflects all AFCARS data received as of August 22, 2019 related to AFCARS reporting periods through September 30, 2018.

AFCARS Report #25

November 8, 2018

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2017. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time. This report reflects all AFCARS data received as of August 10, 2018 related to AFCARS reporting periods through September 30, 2017.

This is a list of the Foster Care and Adoption data elements as currently published in the Appendix to 45 CFR part 1355.

AFCARS Report #24

November 30, 2017

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2016.

AFCARS Report #23

June 30, 2016

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2015.

This webpage includes the documentation from California's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) assessment review for fiscal year 2014.

AFCARS Report #22

September 18, 2015

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2014. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time.

This data brief summarizes changes in the size and racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. foster care population and provides new geographic detail.