Child Welfare Data and Research

Site contains Adoption and Foster Care Statistics, information from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) and National Youth in Transition Database.  


AFCARS Data and Statistics are available here.   

Trends in Foster Care and Adoption: FY 2013-2022 – Reports national and state-specific data and includes data visualizations. 

AFCARS Report #30 – Most recent report, provides preliminary estimates of AFCARS data for FY2022. 


NYTD State-Specific Data Snapshots are available here.  This is a survey of youth who have aged out of foster care that examines their status and services they receive. 


Review reports