HOW LONG DO CHILDREN STAY IN FOSTER CARE?

On average a child will spend 570 days in foster care. It is always difficult to know how long a child may be in foster care--most often the length of time is directly related to their parent's ability to engage in services designed to help them keep their children safe. As a foster parent, you may choose the type of placements you will accept. Some placements may last for a few weeks, months, or even years.