Some children stay just for a short time in Shade. When it is for their best interest, they can be re-united with their parents or other family members. Shade will follow them for a while after that, to make sure that they are doing well. Other children will stay in Shade untill they've grown up and will be able to take care of themselves.
The number of children is 24 now. If you'd like to see some more information you can click on every child inidvidually in the drop down menu. There you will find some basic information per child