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What is the exact number of foster care homes in Newport News, VA?

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As of July 2014, no figures exist regarding the exact number of foster care homes in Newport News, Va. The latest statistics for the number of foster children in the area is 126, according to a Kids Count Data Center report from 2012.

Children who have suffered abuse or neglect are placed in temporary foster care by Newport News Child Welfare Services, according to NNGov.com. The agency oversees care of the children while in foster care and evaluates whether or not they can be safely placed back into a home with relatives. Foster care services may also place children in a group home or other licensed facility.

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