However, these kids are more likely:
- to be older
- to be members of a minority group
- to be a set of siblings
- to be a survivor of abuse or neglect.
Other interesting facts from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ reports done in 2005:
- In FY 2002, the average age of a child in care was 10.2 years.
- That same year, the average age of children adopted was 7.0 years.
- A disproportionate number of children in care were children of color, as well.