Between fiscal years (FY) 2019 and 2020, the number of New York City children in foster care dropped by 6%, from 8,322 in 2019 to 7,827 in 2020. The number of children in care for two or more years has declined by 25% between FY 2017 and FY 2020. The share of children in custody of the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) and placed with relatives or friends in a kinship placement rose from 31% in FY 2017 to 42% in FY 2020. For the past four years, more than 90% of children in foster care have . . .