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.
- 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.