Children Embracing in Circle

There are

over 700 children

in foster

care in



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  • In North Carolina, approximately 1 out of every 100 children, or about 1% of the state’s child population, are abused or neglected.

  • 102,718 children with investigated reports of possible abuse and neglect in North Carolina from July 2018 to June 2019.

  • There are approximately 440,000 foster youth nationwide.

  • 30,000 youth age out of the foster care system between the ages of 18 – 21 annually.

  • Within four years of aging out, 50% have no earnings, and those who do make an average annual income of $7,500.

  • The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program works with children who have been petitioned into the system and who have been appointed a Guardian ad Litem by a judge – about 18,000 children every year.

Friends of Wake GAL

Organizational Documents

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.


IRS Letter

Articles of Incorporation

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