35,000 children currently in foster care in Los Angeles County.
400,000 children currently in foster care in the US.
More than 23,000 children will age out of the US foster care system every year.
20% of the children who turn 18 and age out of foster care will become instantly homeless.
Only 1 out of 2 youth who age out of the system will have some form of gainful employment by the age of 24.
Only 3% of children who have aged out of foster care will earn a college degree at any point in their life.
7 out of 10 girls who age out of the foster care system will become pregnant before the age of 21.
The percentage of children who age out of the foster care system and still suffer from the direct effects of PTSD: 25%. More than double the rate of U.S. veterans.
The authorities receive reports of abuse representing 8% of the total child population in the United States annually.
Tens of thousands of children in the foster care system were taken away from their parents after extreme abuse.