Key Takeaway

This brief provides highlights from the 2008 Parent Survey, which shows that parents involved with Washington State's child welfare system are poor, unemployed, disproportionately of color, and living in unstable situations.

This brief provides a summary of data Children’s Administration collects on children in out-of-home care. About one-half of the children in out-of-home care are in foster care, nearly two-fifths are under the age of five, nearly two-fifths go home within one month, and over two-thirds return home within two years.