Primo has had his one year anniversary in foster care and this got me thinking about how long the average stay in foster care is?
I'm surprised by that stats I found. The average stay in foster care nationally is 26.7 months, that is over two years!
11% of foster children languish in the system for over 5 years. Primo's brothers have just finished their fourth year in foster care and are now embarking on their 5th year.
Are there really that many of us out there who have had foster children in our homes for over two years? Or does this statistic reflect the fact that children are moved to multiple homes during their average two year stays in foster care?
I'm sad to say that Primo's brothers are now in the their 5th foster home.