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About 29% of children in foster care system in 2014, were placed with a relative, representing about 120,000 children of the total 415,000 children in foster care in 2014. The number of children in foster care placed with a relative has increased from about 27% in 2012, representing 108,000 children of the total 397,000 children in foster care during 2012. In 2008, about 24% of children in foster care were placed with relatives.

More than one-third of children in foster care due to parental addiction disorder are placed with a relative. More than 40% of . . .

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