Hope For Youth

Many Foster Kids Dream of A Forever Home

On any given day, nearly 428,000 U.S. children are in foster care. They range from infants to 18 years old, and even up to 21 years old in the states that have extended foster care. The average age of a child in foster care is 9 years old, and there are slightly more boys than girls. The median amount of time that a child is in foster care is just over a year. More than half of these children will be safely reunified with their parents or primary caregivers, and nearly one-quarter will be adopted, many by their foster parents. Over 20,000 youth leave the foster care system each year because they have not yet been safely reunited with their families or adopted, and are too old to remain in state custody.

Hope for Youth is not an adoption agency but we are an agency that has a therapeutic foster care program. One that is in great need of foster parents! If you would like to learn more about fostering, please contact tbasile@hfyny.org. We conduct virtual foster care orientations regularly.