In Foster Care in Canada – 78,000
In Foster Care in the US - 423,773
22,000 are legally eligible for adoption. But only about 1,700 children are adopted each year.
Many of the children in the system linger, denied living in the same home with their siblings in far too many cases, until they turn 18. Once a foster care child has reached the milestone of their 18th birthday they are pushed out of the system and left to take care of themselves without a support system.
On average 28,000 children face this harsh reality every year.