ABOUT FOSTER CARE

Adoption through the state government foster care agency has no fees

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Close to 4000 children in the system are  aged 

0-5 years old

Close to 10,000 children are currently in the Oregon foster care system

 

Each year, DHS receives close to 80,000 reports of suspect abuse or neglect

 

  • Children are placed in foster care when a child protective services worker and court have determined it is not safe for them to remain home.

  • On average, children can spend at least 24-36 months in foster care.

  • Neglect and  substance abuse are primary causes of foster care entry.

  • Trauma threatens young children’s ability to form and maintain secure attachment relationships.

  • Trauma can reduce children’s ability to cope with stress effectively, leading them to overreact or fail to respond appropriately.

  • On average, only 48%  of foster youth who “age out” of the system  graduate from high school.

  • Aging Out in foster care is when a child turns 18 and can no longer remain in the system.

  • 25% of foster youth switch homes five or more times before their 18th birthday.

 Source: Child Trends https://www.childtrends.org/  

You don't have to be a foster parent to help children in foster care.

Visit these Oregon nonprofits to learn more:

 

Embrace Oregon

With Love Oregon

Project Lemonade

Every Child Oregon

Morrison Child & Family Services

(Disclaimer: This list is exclusively for information purposes only, and does not constitute a partnership between Project Never Again and the above listed entities.)

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