Responsible Fatherhood Spotlight: Nonresident Fathers and Children in Foster Care.

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National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
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Fact Sheet
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In 2005, approximately 520,000 children were removed from their homes and placed in foster care. More than half of these children were removed from their homes because of an incidence of abuse or neglect. Approximately 80 percent of these children had noncustodial fathers, and roughly 54 percent had no contact with their father in the past year. This fact sheets discusses the importance and implications of foster care for fathers and children. (Author abstract)

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