For foster families supported by a Fostering Hope team:
- The foster parent retention rate has improved, meaning parents are “hanging in” longer and creating the stability these kids need.
- The disruption rate, informally known as “getting bounced around” foster homes, has dropped from one in three to just one in 10! Each time a child moves, he loses a piece of himself, so this indicator alone plays a vital role in a child’s well-being.
- While analysis is underway to confirm observations, early indicators seem to show kids are performing better in school and graduating at a higher rate.
- The adoption rate for our foster parents is three times higher than that of El Paso County, even though these parents never planned to adopt and had especially challenging children. Find out more about this surprising and unexpected finding.