Key Numbers to Know for California

Total # of Kids in Foster Care**


Kids Awaiting Adoption**


Total # of Churches


All numbers are approximate and based on most recent available data. See footnotes below for statistic links.

System Structure*

Name of State Child Welfare Agency:

California Children and Family Services Division (visit here)

How Child Welfare is Administered:

State Supervised, County Administered (what does this mean?)

Footnotes: Data was collected from these sources

* 50 State Chartbook on Foster Care, Boston University School of Social Work

** AFCARS State Data Tables 2010 through 2019: Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

AFCARS State Data Tables 2010 Through 2019.xlsx

California’s Foster Care Prayer Call:

Each Tuesday

9:30AM PST

Hosted By:  Olive Crest,

Join the

CALIFORNIA Foster Movement Network

Right here in CALIFORNIA, we are building a network of individuals, churches, organizations and agencies that are passionate about building Church-based foster care movement. Sign-up below and you will be added to the Foster Movement Network for your state.   So, what does that mean? 

1.  We’ll connect you to movement-building opportunities as they arise in your state and help others in the network to find you

2.  You will get our national weekly Foster Roster E-Newsletter complete with articles, videos, blog posts, and other resources that will help you as you build foster care movement where you live.  

(PLEASE NOTE:  If you are already receiving the Foster Roster, that’s great!  We will, however, still need you to complete the form below for you to be added to your state’s Foster Movement network.)

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