States Statistics

There are roughly 3,400 foster children eligible for adoption in the greater Philadelphia region

13-15,000 children are currently in foster care and part of the child welfare system in PA, as of 2020 data

30% of children in foster care in Pennsylvania are between ages 1-5

On average, 1,100 PA youth “age out” of foster care or leave the system at 18 or older. One in four PA youth who “age out” of the system, experience homelessness, struggle with mental health challenges such as depression, substance abuse and anxiety disorders

Most children enter foster care as a result of abuse or neglect. Roughly 4,300-6,000 children and youth are in foster care at any given time in Philadelphia and approximately 1,600 are eligible for adoption

Pennsylvania Foster Care