The AFCARS Report: Preliminary FY1 2016 Estimates as of Oct 20, 2017 - No. 24
The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects case-level information on all children in foster care and those who have been adopted with title IV-E agency involvement. It includes trends in foster care and adoption, presents national estimates of foster care and adoption population characteristics. This particular report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2016. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time. This report reflects all AFCARS data received as of October 20, 2017 related to AFCARS reporting periods through September 30, 2016. The report includes numbers of children in foster care, placement setting, time in care, demographic information and circumstances around child’s removal.