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Unaccompanied Children Placed in Foster Care

The Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) operates the Unaccompanied Children Program to provide care and placement for children without lawful immigration status who do not have a parent or guardian in the United States who can assume custody. In some cases, ORR places unaccompanied children into foster care-these children remain in the custody of ORR, but the foster care families and providers are generally State-licensed. We will evaluate ORR's use of foster care for unaccompanied children and the ways in which it intersects with State foster care programs.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
May 2024 Administration for Children and Families Unaccompanied Children Placed in Foster Care Office of Audit Services OEI-07-24-00320 2025