Grassley: More Work to be Done on Foster Care
Nov 21, 2019
Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
More Work to be Done on Foster Care
Thursday, November 21, 2019
While recent data from the Department of Health and Human Services show improvements for kids in foster care, it is clear that there is still work to be done.
In 2018, the average length of stay in foster care increased to over 19 months.
Less than half of the kids who exited foster care were reunited with their parents.
All children deserve a permanent home, and caring, consistent adults to nurture and guide them.
As long as I serve in Congress, I will continue to work toward this goal.