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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 2015, a total of 2 174 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 5
Wan Chai 306
Eastern 212
Southern 159
Yau Tsim Mong 102
Sham Shui Po 230
Kowloon City 0
Wong Tai Sin 262
Kwun Tong 225
Tsuen Wan 21
Tuen Mun 24
Yuen Long 130
North 127
Tai Po 14
Sai Kung 126
Sha Tin 55
Kwai Tsing 115
Islands 61
Total: 2 174
(ii) Children placed in foster homes
As at 31 December 2015, a total of 825 children below 18 received foster care service.

By geographic location of foster homes:
District No. of Children
Central and Western 3
Wan Chai 0
Eastern 20
Southern 6
Yau Tsim Mong 9
Sham Shui Po 15
Kowloon City 17
Wong Tai Sin 37
Kwun Tong 56
Tsuen Wan 8
Tuen Mun 235
Yuen Long 181
North 48
Tai Po 33
Sai Kung 63
Sha Tin 59
Kwai Tsing 30
Islands 5
Total: 825
(iii) Children adopted
From 1 January to 31 December 2015, a total of 100 children below 18 were successfully adopted.

By geographic location of adoptive homes:
Location/Country No. of Children
Hong Kong 82
United States of America 15
Australia 1
Sweden 1
Germany 1
Total: 100