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14 Famous People You Had No Idea Grew Up In Foster Care

Purple Clover Logo By Stephanie Kaloi of Purple Clover | Slide 1 of 15: On any given day, there are nearly 437,000 children in foster care in the United States. The reasons why children enter into state custody can vary widely, and outcomes for children who are in foster care vary just as much.  There are six main types of foster care:  Relative/Kinship care Non-related kinship care Traditional foster care Therapeutic/medical foster care Emergency foster care Respite foster care  Let's learn a little more about which celebrities experienced foster care as children, and what that was like for them.

Foster Care in the United States

On any given day, there are nearly 437,000 children in foster care in the United States. The reasons why children enter into state custody can vary widely, and outcomes for children who are in foster care vary just as much.

There are six main types of foster care:

  • Relative/Kinship care
  • Non-related kinship care
  • Traditional foster care
  • Therapeutic/medical foster care
  • Emergency foster care
  • Respite foster care

Let's learn a little more about which celebrities experienced foster care as children, and what that was like for them.

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