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1 in 5 Foster children experience homelessness within 1 year of aging out of care.

National Foster Care Awareness Month

  • 1 in 5 Foster children experience homelessness within 1 year of aging out of care
  • Foster children suffer PTSD at more than twice the rate of US war veterans
  • At ages 17 & 18, one third of young women in foster care are pregnant or parenting
  • Starting in 1988, the U.S. president issued an annual proclamation in recognition of National Foster Care Month to show appreciation and gratitude to foster parents across the nation
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