Across the Nation

  • 415,000 in US Foster Care
  • 108,000 Waiting to be adopted
  • 25,000 foster youth age out of system every year, many without family or community connections

40% of girls exiting foster care will become pregnant within the first year.

Throughout Louisiana

  • 4,787 Kids in Foster Care
  • 653 Kids Waiting to be Adopted
  • 730 Covington (waiting on child welfare to clarify if this is for Covington or St. Tammany Parish)

70% of trafficked children were in foster care at one point.

Here in  St Tammany

  • St. Tammany Parish has the highest number of kids in the foster care system in the whole state of Louisiana, according to Covington Regional DCFS in June 2015.

51% of children exiting foster care will be unemployed within the first year.