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On any day, there are about 500,000 children and youth in the foster care system – through no fault of their own. They have been removed from their parents because they have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or exploited. These traumatized, emotionally fragile children are in dire need of sanctuary, stability, and security. Instead, kids in foster care change families, schools, and communities with appalling frequency.

On any day, there are about 500,000 children and youth in the foster care system – through no fault of their own. They have been removed from their parents because they have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or exploited. These traumatized, emotionally fragile children are in dire need of sanctuary, stability, and security. Instead, kids in foster care change families, schools, and communities with appalling frequency.

Two-thirds move seven or more times while in foster care. Siblings are often separated. Vital records are often lost or misplaced. Education is almost always delayed and disrupted. Life on the move – without parents to provide continuity and a sense of connection – leaves these kids particularly ill-equipped for the transition to adulthood.

Two-thirds move seven or more times while in foster care. Siblings are often separated. Vital records are often lost or misplaced. Education is almost always delayed and disrupted. Life on the move – without parents to provide continuity and a sense of connection – leaves these kids particularly ill-equipped for the transition to adulthood.