31% of foster youth will be incarcerated within the first two years after they leave the system.
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40% to 60% of young foster women will become pregnant within 12 to 18 months after leaving foster care.
Over 20% of foster children will become homeless after age 18.
In 12 to 18 months after leaving foster care, only 38% of foster children will be employed.
Only 3% of foster children will earn college degree by age 25.
Nearly 70% of foster children will leave high school without a degree.
After age 9, a child in foster care is more likely to remain in foster care until adulthood than to become part of a permanent adoptive family.
Foster children are at least two grade levels behind other students their own age.
There are over 1500 foster youth in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties.
Between 40% – 60% of young women become pregnant within 12 months after leaving foster care.