In MN, approximately 185 children enter foster care per week.
Over 50% of Minnesota's homeless youth have been in the foster care system.
In 2008, Minnesota had 1,505 state wards – children whose parents’ rights have been terminated.
In 2007, both relative and non-relative foster parents provided temporary care to approximately 10,200 children in family foster care in Minnesota.
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"But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless." Psalm 10:14
About 250,000 children enter the US foster care system yearly.
As of September 30, 2014, there were 415,129 children in the foster care system.
More than a quarter were in the homes of relatives, while nearly half were in the homes of non-relatives. The other 25% were in institutions, group homes, trial home visits, preadoptive homes, had run away, or in supervised independent living.
In 2014, 264,746 children entered care - that translates to a child entering care every two minutes in the United States.
*Statistics from mn.gov
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*Statistics from child welfare.gov