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Community Based Care Outcomes

Missouri’s Community Based Foster Care Case Management

Community based organizations provided case management services for 4,981 Missouri children in foster care in 2022. Our goal is that children thrive in permanent, safe and loving families. The following describes how we are moving toward these goals.


1,413, of the children we served, reached permanency. Permanency describes when children leave foster care and are either reunified with their family, adopted, or enter guardianship.

Family Reunification 660 46.7%
Adoption 39728.1%
Guardianship 35625.2%

Children who were reunified with their families spent approximately 16.7 months in care prior to family reunification.

Children who were adopted were in foster care an average of 30 months prior to adoption.

Children who entered guardianship were in foster care for an average of 25.7 months prior to


Safety is paramount. 99.8% of the children served by community-based case management had no substantiated cases of abuse or neglect during this reporting period.

Stability and Success

Supporting and preparing for successful permanency is an integral aspect of community-based foster care case management. 95% of the children who were reunified with their families, adopted, or who entered guardianship maintained permanency and did not re-enter foster care.