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Placement of Children in Out-of-Home Care
By Los Angeles County Department of Children’s & Family Services

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Type of Placement of Children in Out-of-Home Care

Placement 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Relatives 11,238 11,644 12,777 15,214 18,308 25,823
Foster Family Homes 2,553 4,053 3,307 3,819 4,022 5,136
Foster Family Agency Homes 6,142 6,754 7,710 7,720 7,465 8,139
Small Family Homes 180 220 252 231 250 286
Group Homes 1,989 2,490 2,174 2,167 2,132 2,302
Non-Related Legal Guardians 2,530 2,204 2,145 1,800 1,618 714
County Shelter Care (MCC) --- --- 31 131 139 132
Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,323 1,087 1,349 1,910 3,666 2,740
Home of Parents (Trial Visit) --- --- --- 32 239  2,487
AWOL --- --- --- 53 129 311
Other (Tribal, Medical Facility, Court Specified Homes) 212 224 1,040 514 305 543
Total 26,167 28,686 30,785 33,591 38,273 48,613

Source: Los Angeles County Dept. of Children’s & Family Services

 

Foster Care Resources

Type of Home 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Homes Beds Homes Homes Beds Beds Homes Beds Homes Beds
Foster Homes 3,319 7,888 3,034 7,280 2,854 6,953 2,861 7,000 3,099 7,660
Foster Family Agency Homes 4,775 12,705 5,096 13,556 5,371 14,433 5,008 13,674 5,416 14,372
Small Family Homes 166 504 172 534 178 553 172 535 181 575
Group Homes 341 4,127 339 4,222 351 4,250 352 4,263 353 4,288

Source: Los Angeles County Dept. of Children’s & Family Services

 

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