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Children Statistics and Information

13. Children losing home environment and separated from parents
(i) Children placed in various social institutions
As at 31 December 2017, a total of 2 242 children under 21 received different types of residential care services (excluding foster care service). As some children institutions only provide service for children up to 21, there is no breakdown of funding for children below 18 exclusively.

By geographic location of residential care service units:
District No. of Children
Central and Western 0
Wan Chai 301
Eastern 227
Southern 161
Yau Tsim Mong 94
Sham Shui Po 237
Kowloon City 0
Wong Tai Sin 255
Kwun Tong 258
Tsuen Wan 16
Tuen Mun 21
Yuen Long 139
North 129
Tai Po 16
Sai Kung 127
Sha Tin 85
Kwai Tsing 113
Islands 63
Total: 2 242
(ii) Children placed in foster homes
As at 31 December 2017, a total of 780 children below 18 received foster care service.

By geographic location of foster homes:
District No. of Children
Central and Western 2
Wan Chai 0
Eastern 21
Southern 6
Yau Tsim Mong 10
Sham Shui Po 14
Kowloon City 11
Wong Tai Sin 31
Kwun Tong 67
Tsuen Wan 9
Tuen Mun 211
Yuen Long 164
North 50
Tai Po 33
Sai Kung 59
Sha Tin 56
Kwai Tsing 31
Islands 5
Total: 780
(iii) Children adopted
From 1 January to 31 December 2017, a total of 73 children below 18 were successfully adopted.

By geographic location of adoptive homes:
Location/Country No. of Children
Hong Kong 66
United States of America 5
Australia 1
Sweden 1
Total: 73