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Siblings Placed Together

Percent of Care-Days


Data Updated:
  • well-being
  • annual report
  • out-of-home
  • foster care
  • placement

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Data Highlights

July 01, 2014


July 01, 2000



This graph shows the percentage of sibling care-days spent together in a fiscal year. All siblings in a family who are in out-of-home care are included.

Questions this graph can answer

  • What percentage of time that siblings spent in out-of-home care has been spent with some or all of their siblings who were also in care?

  • If a child and their sibling were both in out-of-home care, what is the probability they were in the same placement on a given day?

See also

  • Siblings by Number of Siblings, for a snapshot of siblings placed together on a particular day, with a breakdown by the number of children in the family.


In some cases, a child's best interests necessitate placement separate from their sibling(s) or in a non-family setting (e.g., to obtain specialized services in order to accomplish specific therapeutic goals).

For example, if three brothers/sisters are in out-of-home care for 1 week, then there are 21 care-days provided. If two of the siblings are placed together for that time, with the third in a separate placement, then 14 of the care-days are together, so 67% of the care-days are together.