Our Work in Child Welfare
Partners for Our Children works to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in Washington State, especially those touched by the child welfare system. But we can’t do that alone. That’s why we work closely with partners to get the right information into the right hands – those making important decisions about child welfare practice and policy.
Child Welfare Fast Facts
- In 2014, there were approximately 8,500 children in out-of-home care in Washington State.
- The median length of stay in out-of-home care is 15 months.
- In 2014, 57% of siblings were all placed together, 18% were placed with some of their siblings, and 25% were not placed with any siblings.
- 64% of children were adopted within one year of becoming legally free.