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Georgia Cancer Specialists to Sponsor Sixth Annual 'Totes 2 Tots' Suitcase Drive for Foster Children
Date:1/9/2008

istics About Georgia's Foster Children

-- 15,119 children were in foster care as of December 2005

-- 30% of those children have been in foster care more than 24 months

-- 50% were African-American

-- 41% were less than 6 years old

-- 67% were younger than 12

-- About 2,237 of those children were staying with relatives

-- About 8,386 were staying in foster homes

-- About 1,561 were in group homes

-- About 974 were housed in institutions

-- Approximately 8% of the children discharged will re-enter foster

care within 1 year

-- Foster parents are reimbursed according to the age of the child:

birth to 5, $13.75; 6-12, $15.50; 13 and above, $17.75. The rate is

higher for children needing medical care or a higher level of

supervision. Medical treatment and clothing costs are covered by

the agency.

-- Georgia's 200 group homes are reimbursed for about 68% of their

costs

-- Georgia's 4,174 foster parents are reimbursed for about 67% of

their costs

-- Those 4,174 families save the state approximately $34 million per

year

-- Georgia ranks 39 out of 50 states in overall child well being

**Statistics from Governor Sonny Perdue's web site:

http://www.gov.state.ga.us/summit_fl/statistics.shtml

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