Progress toward a lifetime commitment to permanence has stagnated over the past decade at just under three-fourths of those children and youth in care.
The reunification rate has slipped from 53 percent to 51 percent. Adoptions have stayed the same at 21 percent, according to the latest AFCARS report. The remaining 28 percent of children leaving temporary care are either under legal guardianship, staying with kin, or emancipated to what has euphemistically been called “independent living.”
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