More than half a million children in the United States don't live with their parents. Removed from their homes by the courts, these 568,000 youth are "residents" of the nation's foster-care system. (That figure and others to follow are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, based on its most recent data from 2000.)
The rest of this article is only available to subscribers.
© 2015 Augsburg Fortress, Publishers