Foster care in 2019

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At the end of 2019, 72.1 thousand children deprived entirely or partly of their own family, were staying in foster care, of which 55.4 thousand children in family foster care and 16.7 thousand children in institutional foster care. The number of children staying in foster care increased by 0.4% compared to 2018. The growth related both to children staying in family foster care and in institutional one.