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Montana is one of the states that does a good job making sure that kids in the child welfare system are placed with relatives or foster families, instead of group homes. Credit: Pixabay.com.

HELENA, Mont. - Montana ranks among the best in the nation when it comes to ensuring that kids in the child welfare system are placed with foster or next-of-kin families. Ninety percent live in a family setting in Montana, while nationally the rate is 84 percent. In those instances where children ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation highlights the need to keep foster children in a family-type setting. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - There are about 7,200 Kentucky kids in foster care, and according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, on any given night 1,300 of them go to bed without the comfort of a family. Child advocate Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, says the s ...Read More

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that when Arkansas children cannot be with their families, they all too often end up in group homes or institutions. Credit: iStock.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Children thrive when they are in families, but too many times when they're in foster systems, they end up in non-family settings. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that 19 percent of Arkansas children in out-of-home placements end up in group homes ...Read More

A new report says too many times kids in the child welfare system end up in group homes or in institutions. In Maryland, about 600 kids go to bed each night without the comfort and care of a family, and instead are in group homes or institutions. Credit: Pixabay.com.

BALTIMORE - Give a kid a family and the odds go up the child will thrive in adulthood, The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report Tuesday that makes that case, and tracks where children end up when they have to be removed from their familial homes. In Maryland, about 600 kids go to bed withou ...Read More

PHOTO: A family environment leads to far better outcomes for kids in the child-welfare system, but in Iowa a significant percentage of these children are ending up in non-family care, such as group and institutional settings. Photo credit: Liz West/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - New research shows that Iowa is falling short when it comes to the critical importance of family placement for kids in the child-welfare system. According to the report "Every Kid Needs a Family" from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, about 14 percent of those in the child-welfare ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds Nevada tied with three other states in leading the nation for placing children in the state's care in a family setting, rather than a group home or state institution. Photo courtesy San Diego County Dept. of Health and Human Services.<br />

LAS VEGAS - Nevada is tied with Maine, Oregon and Washington for first in the nation when it comes to placing children who are not with their biological families into a family environment, rather than a group home or institution. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found, in ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan needs to find more ways to keep kids in families, either their own or foster, according to a new report that looks at the consequences of group settings and emergency shelters on child development.

LANSING, Mich. - When it comes to connecting kids in the child-welfare system with loving, supportive families, Michigan's track record is among the worst in the nation, according to new data out today. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds nearly one in five of these kids living in ...Read More

Experts say more needs to be done to strengthen families and make sure all Missouri kids are growing up in healthy situations.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Every child deserves to grow up in a family home, and Missouri is making strides toward ensuring that remains the case, even for kids in the child welfare system. According to a report out Tuesday from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 11 percent of Missouri children in the care ...Read More

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