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The number of foster care children in the system today is a little bit tricky to calculate because it depends what kind of formula you use and when you are counting from but I think there are approximately between 400,000 and 500,000 kids in the system today. Hopefully, a large percentage of those kids will be reunified with their biological family but there are a number of children in the foster care system whose parental rights have already been terminated and those children are free and clear and waiting to be adopted. For example, I think in Los Angeles this time they are currently about 500 children in the foster care system who are waiting to be adopted and find up a right family

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Jeanne K. Pritzker

Founder, Foster Care Counts

Jeanne K. Pritzker is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foster Care Counts, a California nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of current and former foster children.  A successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jeanne was educated at the University of Michigan (BA 1982, French and Psychology), Northwestern University (MBA 1986, Finance and Accounting) and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Psy.D. expected 2013, Clinical Psychology).Jeanne started her professional career in the finance world, where her experience included commercial lending, investment banking and entertainment finance. She went on to found and run Splurge, Inc., a producer of healthy snack foods, and The Bag Lady Inc., stimulating microfinance in Asia through importing straw bags made by tsunami victims.Her noteworthy academic and professional successes notwithstanding, Jeanne's greatest satisfaction has come from her personal and philanthropic activities. The proud mother of seven children (including one foster child), she is an outspoken advocate, and a matchless contributor and fundraiser, for foster care and social justice causes. Jeanne is a woman on a mission: to improve the foster care system and to help current and former foster children, as well as her own children, to lead happy, successful, and productive lives.

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