Children from birth until age 21 in substitute care (foster care). Substitute care means the care of children who require placement away from their families or private guardians. Substitute care includes foster family care, care provided in a relative home placement, care provided in a group home, care provided in a maternity center or a child care, mental health or other institution, and care provided in an independent living arrangement.

Spreadsheets (by year):

  • FY2009-FY2012: state, counties
TypeFile name and linkCaptionSize

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Fy2009 SpreadsheetChildren in substitute care (foster care)39.5k

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Fy2010 SpreadsheetChildren in substitute care (foster care)39.5k

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Fy2011 SpreadsheetChildren in substitute care (foster care)39.5k

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Fy2012 SpreadsheetChildren in substitute care (foster care)39.5k

Source of data: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)