Vulnerable children are more than numbers, but do these children count to Canadians? The following are sourced estimations of vulnerable children around us.
What in the World?
153 million—Total estimated number of orphans worldwide
34.5 million—Estimated number who’ve lost father only 17.8 million – Estimated number of “double orphans”
101 million—Estimated number who’ve lost father only
17.8 million—Estimated number of “double orphans”
(Source: U.S. Government “5th Annual Report to Congress on Public Law 109-95” and affirmed by UNICEF)
UNDERSTANDING ORPHAN STATISTICS – by Christian Alliance for Orphans
80K—Total estimated children in foster care
30K—Estimated children waiting for adoption
100K—Estimated children aborted annually (Campaign to Life – Canadian Statistics)
3K—Estimated annual domestic adoptions
<2K—Estimated annual intercountry adoptions
1K—Estimated children aging out of care annually without a family
Within the first two years of leaving care (aging out):
40% of youth will be homeless at some point
25% will be incarcerated
Only 44% of youth who age out of care will complete high school
Only 3% will earn a college or university degree
Nearly 60% of young women leaving care will have a baby within 4 years
30% will suffer the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder
Under construction. Due to non-standardized record-keeping across Canada, unique to regions and authorities, Forever Families of Canada would be grateful for credible research articles and sourced statistics from your region. Please contact us.