Number of infants/toddlers who have been removed from home and placed in foster care, per 1,000

Number of infants/toddlers who have been removed from home and placed in foster care, per 1,000

Unstable conditions at home can cause infants and toddlers to be placed in out-of-home care.
The denominator is the number of infants and toddlers ages 0-2 in the population in 2019, according to U.S. Census population estimates. The numerator is the number of infants and toddlers who were removed from home and placed in foster care in the 2019 federal fiscal year. This fraction is then translated into a rate per 1,000 infants and toddlers.
This indicator can be disaggregated by race/ethnicity. Classification of infants and toddlers into racial and ethnic groups may vary from state to state, but typically a caseworker enters this information into their database. The included subgroups are non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native, non-Hispanic Asian, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic (of any race), non-Hispanic multi-racial, and non-Hispanic White.

Sources:
Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (2020). Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Foster Care File 2019 [Dataset]. National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect. https://www.ndacan.acf.hhs.gov/datasets/dataset-details.cfm?ID=239
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. (2020). Annual state resident population estimates for 6 race groups (5 race alone groups and two or more races) by age, sex, and Hispanic origin: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019. https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/popest/2010s-state-detail.html

Not Ranked
This indicator does not factor into the category's GROW ranking.