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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 2020, a total of 2 244 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 285
Eastern 227
Southern 144
Yau Tsim Mong 93
Sham Shui Po 215
Kowloon City 0
Wong Tai Sin 286
Kwun Tong 280
Tsuen Wan 21
Tuen Mun 101
Yuen Long 138
North 133
Tai Po 13
Sai Kung 108
Sha Tin 80
Kwai Tsing 120
Islands 0
Total: 2 244
(ii) Children placed in foster homes
As at 31 December 2020, a total of 928 children below 18 received foster care service.

By geographic location of foster homes:
District No. of Children
Central and Western 6
Wan Chai 1
Eastern 28
Southern 9
Yau Tsim Mong 14
Sham Shui Po 18
Kowloon City 13
Wong Tai Sin 36
Kwun Tong 75
Tsuen Wan 9
Tuen Mun 234
Yuen Long 196
North 69
Tai Po 36
Sai Kung 65
Sha Tin 64
Kwai Tsing 44
Islands 11
Total: 928
(iii) Children adopted
From 1 January to 31 December 2020, a total of 69 children below 18 were successfully adopted.

By geographic location of adoptive homes:
Location/Country No. of Children
Hong Kong 59
United States of America 10
Total: 69