Assessing the Context of Permanency and Reunification in the Foster Care System. 2. Timing of Foster Care Exits and Trends over Time

12/01/2001

Exits from foster care are presented in this section in a format designed to encourage comparisons of the rates and the timing of foster care exit activity, both between states and across time. A series of 10 pages of tables, plus one summary, is employed.

Table IIB.1 Reunification Tracking Tables for Annual Entries to Foster Care 
(Pooled information for all nine states combined)

 

Table IIB.1 
Reunification Tracking Tables for Foster Care Spells. By year of Spell Start: 1990-1997. Nine States Pooled (AL,CA,IL,MD,MI,MO,NM,NY,WI)
Year A. Number of Exits in Interval(months) Total Exits Total Entries
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 9,506 8,979 6,671 8,831 6,748 5,086 6,598 14,019 66,438 74,162

1991

9,811 9,374 6,898 9,130 7,058 4,983 6,825 12,991 67,070 77,324

1992

9,801 8,861 6,685 9,673 7,229 5,143 6,951 10,896 65,239 78,580

1993

10,185 9,395 7,485 10,006 7,448 5,479 7,583 8,012 65,593 83,293

1994

10,464 9,823 7,753 11,017 8,074 6,061 8,146 3,539 64,877 91,057

1995

10,038 9,455 7,527 10,353 7,536 5,463 4,507   54,879 86,301

1996

10,885 9,118 7,598 10,532 6,326 1,675     46,134 94,013

1997

9,874 7,461 4,629 2,948         24,912 90,013

Notes: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable). 
By calendar year in 7 states. By fiscal year in Maryland and New Mexico.


Year

B. Number of Reunifications in Interval (months) Total Reunifs
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+

1990

6,914 6,164 4,621 6,202 4,588 2,949 2,786 3,454 37,678

1991

6,932 6,237 4,603 6,234 4,687 2,803 2,839 2,924 37,259

1992

6,691 5,857 4,349 6,558 4,764 2,922 2,859 2,304 36,304

1993

7,109 6,152 4,941 6,837 4,896 3,047 2,945 1,673 37,600

1994

7,174 6,495 5,003 7,527 5,394 3,356 2,898 718 38,565

1995

6,707 6,062 4,885 6,807 4,845 2,735 1,517   33,558

1996

7,003 5,300 4,568 6,337 3,633 759     27,600

1997

5,794 4,018 2,531 1,499         13,842

Notes: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable). 
By calendar year in 7 states. By fiscal year in Maryland and New Mexico.


Year

C. Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Exiting By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+

1990

0.128 0.249 0.339 0.458 0.549 0.618 0.707 0.896

1991

0.127 0.248 0.337 0.455 0.547 0.611 0.699 0.867

1992

0.125 0.237 0.323 0.446 0.538 0.603 0.692 0.830

1993

0.122 0.235 0.325 0.445 0.534 0.600 0.691 0.787

1994

0.115 0.223 0.308 0.429 0.518 0.584 0.674 0.712

1995

0.116 0.226 0.313 0.433 0.520 0.584 0.636  

1996

0.116 0.213 0.294 0.406 0.473 0.491    

1997

0.110 0.193 0.244 0.277        

Notes: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable). 
By calendar year in 7 states. By fiscal year in Maryland and New Mexico.


Year

D. Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Reunifying By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+

1990

0.093 0.176 0.239 0.322 0.384 0.424 0.461 0.508

1991

0.090 0.170 0.230 0.310 0.371 0.407 0.444 0.482

1992

0.085 0.160 0.215 0.298 0.359 0.396 0.433 0.462

1993

0.085 0.159 0.219 0.301 0.359 0.396 0.431 0.451

1994

0.079 0.150 0.205 0.288 0.347 0.384 0.416 0.424

1995

0.078 0.148 0.205 0.283 0.340 0.371 0.389  

1996

0.074 0.131 0.179 0.247 0.286 0.294    

1997

0.064 0.109 0.137 0.154        

Notes: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable). 
By calendar year in 7 states. By fiscal year in Maryland and New Mexico.


Year

E. Average Monthly Exit Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36

1990

0.128 0.069 0.040 0.030 0.028 0.025 0.019

1991

0.127 0.069 0.040 0.030 0.028 0.024 0.019

1992

0.125 0.064 0.037 0.030 0.028 0.024 0.019

1993

0.122 0.064 0.039 0.030 0.027 0.024 0.019

1994

0.115 0.061 0.037 0.029 0.026 0.023 0.018

1995

0.116 0.062 0.038 0.029 0.026 0.022 0.010

1996

0.116 0.055 0.034 0.026 0.019 0.006  

1997

0.110 0.047 0.021 0.007      

Notes: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable). 
By calendar year in 7 states. By fiscal year in Maryland and New Mexico.


Year

F. Average Monthly Reunification Rate During Interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36

1990

0.093 0.048 0.028 0.021 0.019 0.015 0.008

1991

0.090 0.046 0.026 0.020 0.019 0.013 0.008

1992

0.085 0.043 0.024 0.021 0.018 0.013 0.008

1993

0.085 0.042 0.026 0.020 0.018 0.013 0.007

1994

0.079 0.040 0.024 0.020 0.017 0.013 0.006

1995

0.078 0.040 0.024 0.019 0.017 0.011 0.004

1996

0.074 0.032 0.021 0.016 0.011 0.003  

1997

0.064 0.025 0.012 0.004      

Notes: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable). 
By calendar year in 7 states. By fiscal year in Maryland and New Mexico.


Year

G. Reunifications as Proportion of Exits (Cumulative)
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+

1990

0.727 0.707 0.704 0.703 0.699 0.686 0.653 0.567

1991

0.707 0.686 0.681 0.682 0.679 0.667 0.635 0.556

1992

0.683 0.672 0.667 0.670 0.668 0.657 0.626 0.556

1993

0.698 0.677 0.673 0.675 0.672 0.660 0.624 0.573

1994

0.686 0.674 0.666 0.671 0.670 0.657 0.617 0.594

1995

0.668 0.655 0.653 0.655 0.653 0.636 0.611  

1996

0.643 0.615 0.611 0.609 0.604 0.598    

1997

0.587 0.566 0.562 0.556        

Notes: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable). 
By calendar year in 7 states. By fiscal year in Maryland and New Mexico.


Tables IIB.2 Reunification Tracking Tables, by State
(Tables with the same information for each state separately, plus a summary page).

Table IIB.2_AL 
Reunification Tracking Tables for Annual Entry Cohorts to Foster Care, 1990-1997, State of Alabama

Year

Number of Exits in Interval Total Exits Total Entries
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+

1990

391 414 269 271 171 120 118 175 1,929 2,004

1991

433 392 269 268 147 90 107 155 1,861 1,960

1992

421 316 289 248 149 67 85 148 1,723 1,855

1993

295 377 195 248 126 65 102 79 1,487 1,692

1994

326 319 236 241 144 75 76 33 1,450 1,713

1995

286 301 164 213 98 84 58   1,204 1,582

1996

337 322 264 305 95 17     1,340 2,107

1997

332 292 160 90         874 2,101

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year

Number of Reunifications in Interval Total Reunifs
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+

1990

180 135 100 73 31 23 17 19 578

1991

172 132 91 65 30 22 13 16 541

1992

171 84 72 73 31 9 13 12 465

1993

128 116 49 78 23 18 13 4 429

1994

94 109 73 61 38 21 11 3 410

1995

136 113 58 62 24 18 6   417

1996

112 99 79 86 26 3     405

1997

111 97 46 14         268

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year

Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Exiting By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+

1990

0.195 0.402 0.536 0.671 0.756 0.816 0.875 0.963

1991

0.221 0.421 0.558 0.695 0.770 0.816 0.870 0.949

1992

0.227 0.397 0.553 0.687 0.767 0.803 0.849 0.929

1993

0.174 0.397 0.512 0.659 0.733 0.772 0.832 0.879

1994

0.190 0.377 0.514 0.655 0.739 0.783 0.827 0.846

1995

0.181 0.371 0.475 0.609 0.671 0.724 0.761  

1996

0.160 0.313 0.438 0.583 0.628 0.636    

1997

0.158 0.297 0.373 0.416        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year

Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Reunifying By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+

1990

0.090 0.157 0.207 0.244 0.259 0.270 0.279 0.288

1991

0.088 0.155 0.202 0.235 0.250 0.261 0.268 0.276

1992

0.092 0.137 0.176 0.216 0.232 0.237 0.244 0.251

1993

0.076 0.144 0.173 0.219 0.233 0.243 0.251 0.254

1994

0.055 0.119 0.161 0.197 0.219 0.231 0.238 0.239

1995

0.086 0.157 0.194 0.233 0.248 0.260 0.264  

1996

0.053 0.100 0.138 0.178 0.191 0.192    

1997

0.053 0.099 0.121 0.128        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Exit Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.195 0.128 0.075 0.049 0.043 0.041 0.027
1991 0.221 0.128 0.079 0.052 0.041 0.033 0.025
1992 0.227 0.110 0.086 0.050 0.043 0.026 0.019
1993 0.174 0.135 0.064 0.050 0.036 0.024 0.022
1994 0.190 0.115 0.074 0.048 0.041 0.028 0.017
1995 0.181 0.116 0.055 0.043 0.026 0.027 0.011
1996 0.160 0.091 0.061 0.043 0.018 0.004  
1997 0.158 0.083 0.036 0.011      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.090 0.042 0.028 0.013 0.008 0.008 0.004
1991 0.088 0.043 0.027 0.013 0.008 0.008 0.003
1992 0.092 0.029 0.021 0.015 0.009 0.003 0.003
1993 0.076 0.042 0.016 0.016 0.007 0.007 0.003
1994 0.055 0.039 0.023 0.012 0.011 0.008 0.002
1995 0.086 0.044 0.019 0.012 0.006 0.006 0.001
1996 0.053 0.028 0.018 0.012 0.005 0.001  
1997 0.053 0.027 0.010 0.002      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Reunifications as Proportion of Exits (Cumulative)
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.460 0.391 0.386 0.363 0.342 0.331 0.319 0.300
1991 0.397 0.368 0.361 0.338 0.325 0.320 0.308 0.291
1992 0.406 0.346 0.319 0.314 0.303 0.295 0.288 0.270
1993 0.434 0.363 0.338 0.333 0.317 0.315 0.302 0.289
1994 0.288 0.315 0.313 0.300 0.296 0.295 0.287 0.283
1995 0.476 0.424 0.409 0.383 0.370 0.359 0.346  
1996 0.332 0.320 0.314 0.306 0.304 0.302    
1997 0.334 0.333 0.324 0.307        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Table IIB.2_CA
Reunification Tracking Tables for Annual Entry Cohorts to Foster Care, 1990-1997, State of California
Year Number of Exits in Interval Total Exits Total Entries
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 3,401 2,878 1,916 3,351 2,773 2,133 2,214 3,978 22,644 26,550
1991 3,364 3,062 2,063 3,298 2,647 1,962 2,181 3,449 22,026 26,373
1992 3,330 3,021 1,934 3,331 2,846 2,069 2,366 3,035 21,932 27,653
1993 3,643 3,309 2,443 3,596 3,019 2,190 2,572 2,303 23,075 30,313
1994 3,586 3,620 2,665 3,966 3,276 2,489 2,624 1,126 23,352 33,084
1995 3,476 3,304 2,540 3,581 2,898 2,002 1,614   19,415 32,572
1996 3,397 2,634 2,271 3,172 2,390 752     14,616 35,474
1997 2,577 1,786 1,039 1,084         6,486 33,372

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Number of Reunifications in Interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+ Total Reunifs
1990 2,997 2,483 1,568 2,686 2,067 1,242 778 1,070 14,891
1991 3,005 2,593 1,643 2,584 1,912 1,101 782 833 14,453
1992 2,917 2,570 1,534 2,580 2,116 1,259 916 659 14,551
1993 3,203 2,756 1,900 2,866 2,224 1,299 929 395 15,572
1994 3,153 3,049 2,108 3,179 2,475 1,537 817 125 16,443
1995 2,985 2,755 2,022 2,792 2,127 1,021 329   14,031
1996 2,954 2,106 1,669 2,100 1,377 305     10,511
1997 2,128 1,384 699 581         4,792

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Exiting By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.128 0.236 0.309 0.435 0.539 0.620 0.703 0.853
1991 0.128 0.244 0.322 0.447 0.547 0.622 0.704 0.835
1992 0.120 0.230 0.300 0.420 0.523 0.598 0.683 0.793
1993 0.120 0.229 0.310 0.429 0.528 0.600 0.685 0.761
1994 0.108 0.218 0.298 0.418 0.517 0.592 0.672 0.706
1995 0.107 0.208 0.286 0.396 0.485 0.547 0.596  
1996 0.096 0.170 0.234 0.323 0.391 0.412    
1997 0.077 0.131 0.162 0.194        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).

Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Reunifying By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.113 0.206 0.265 0.367 0.444 0.491 0.521 0.561
1991 0.114 0.212 0.275 0.373 0.445 0.487 0.516 0.548
1992 0.105 0.198 0.254 0.347 0.424 0.469 0.502 0.526
1993 0.106 0.197 0.259 0.354 0.427 0.470 0.501 0.514
1994 0.095 0.187 0.251 0.347 0.422 0.469 0.493 0.497
1995 0.092 0.176 0.238 0.324 0.389 0.421 0.431  
1996 0.083 0.143 0.190 0.249 0.288 0.296    
1997 0.064 0.105 0.126 0.144        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Exit Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.128 0.062 0.032 0.030 0.031 0.029 0.018
1991 0.128 0.067 0.034 0.031 0.030 0.027 0.018
1992 0.120 0.062 0.030 0.029 0.030 0.026 0.018
1993 0.120 0.062 0.035 0.029 0.029 0.026 0.018
1994 0.108 0.061 0.034 0.028 0.028 0.026 0.016
1995 0.107 0.057 0.033 0.026 0.025 0.020 0.009
1996 0.096 0.041 0.026 0.019 0.017 0.006  
1997 0.077 0.029 0.012 0.006      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year

Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36

c

0.113 0.054 0.026 0.024 0.023 0.017 0.006

1991

0.114 0.056 0.027 0.024 0.022 0.015 0.007

1992

0.105 0.053 0.024 0.022 0.022 0.016 0.007

1993

0.106 0.052 0.027 0.023 0.021 0.015 0.006

1994

0.095 0.052 0.027 0.023 0.021 0.016 0.005

1995

0.092 0.047 0.026 0.020 0.018 0.010 0.002

1996

0.083 0.033 0.019 0.013 0.010 0.002  

1997

0.064 0.022 0.008 0.003      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Reunifications as Proportion of Exits (Cumulative)
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.881 0.873 0.860 0.843 0.824 0.793 0.740 0.658
1991 0.893 0.871 0.853 0.834 0.813 0.783 0.733 0.656
1992 0.876 0.864 0.847 0.827 0.810 0.785 0.735 0.663
1993 0.879 0.857 0.837 0.826 0.809 0.783 0.731 0.675
1994 0.879 0.861 0.842 0.830 0.816 0.791 0.734 0.704
1995 0.859 0.847 0.833 0.818 0.803 0.770 0.723  
1996 0.870 0.839 0.811 0.769 0.736 0.719    
1997 0.826 0.805 0.780 0.739        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Table IIB.2_IL 
Reunification Tracking Tables for Annual Entry Cohorts to Foster Care, 1990-1997, State of Illinois
Year Number of Exits in Interval Total Exits Total Entries
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 742 738 631 735 521 426 577 1,939 6,309 7,662
1991 736 809 638 946 671 447 638 2,465 7,350 10,146
1992 798 720 688 917 618 484 892 2,399 7,516 11,238
1993 744 695 617 867 722 592 1,090 1,791 7,118 11,935
1994 865 750 717 1,120 781 821 1,337 903 7,294 15,373
1995 822 788 747 1,074 760 715 802   5,708 13,129
1996 741 767 622 967 582 161     3,840 12,077
1997 627 621 380 240         1,868 9,372

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Number of Reunifications in Interval Total Reunifs
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 534 552 492 515 361 255 239 292 3,240
1991 488 548 460 654 432 255 263 387 3,487
1992 445 454 518 615 361 266 381 473 3,513
1993 431 456 407 523 456 320 447 435 3,475
1994 510 477 488 724 466 454 577 250 3,946
1995 470 459 480 646 468 421 393   3,337
1996 406 458 366 619 384 88     2,321
1997 334 359 222 159         1,074

 

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Exiting By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.097 0.193 0.276 0.371 0.439 0.495 0.570 0.823
1991 0.073 0.152 0.215 0.308 0.375 0.419 0.481 0.724
1992 0.071 0.135 0.196 0.278 0.333 0.376 0.455 0.669
1993 0.062 0.121 0.172 0.245 0.305 0.355 0.446 0.596
1994 0.056 0.105 0.152 0.225 0.275 0.329 0.416 0.474
1995 0.063 0.123 0.180 0.261 0.319 0.374 0.435  
1996 0.061 0.125 0.176 0.256 0.305 0.318    
1997 0.067 0.133 0.174 0.199        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year

Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Reunifying By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+

1990

0.070 0.142 0.206 0.273 0.320 0.354 0.385 0.423

1991

0.048 0.102 0.147 0.212 0.254 0.280 0.306 0.344

1992

0.040 0.080 0.126 0.181 0.213 0.237 0.271 0.313

1993

0.036 0.074 0.108 0.152 0.190 0.217 0.255 0.291

1994

0.033 0.064 0.096 0.143 0.173 0.203 0.240 0.257

1995

0.036 0.071 0.107 0.157 0.192 0.224 0.254  

1996

0.034 0.072 0.102 0.153 0.185 0.192    

1997

0.036 0.074 0.098 0.115        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Exit Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.097 0.053 0.034 0.022 0.018 0.017 0.012
1991 0.073 0.043 0.025 0.020 0.016 0.012 0.009
1992 0.071 0.034 0.024 0.017 0.013 0.011 0.011
1993 0.062 0.031 0.020 0.015 0.013 0.012 0.012
1994 0.056 0.026 0.017 0.014 0.011 0.012 0.011
1995 0.063 0.032 0.022 0.017 0.013 0.013 0.008
1996 0.061 0.034 0.020 0.016 0.011 0.003  
1997 0.067 0.036 0.016 0.005      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.070 0.040 0.027 0.015 0.012 0.010 0.005
1991 0.048 0.029 0.018 0.014 0.010 0.007 0.004
1992 0.040 0.022 0.018 0.011 0.007 0.006 0.005
1993 0.036 0.020 0.013 0.009 0.008 0.006 0.005
1994 0.033 0.016 0.012 0.009 0.007 0.007 0.005
1995 0.036 0.019 0.014 0.010 0.008 0.008 0.004
1996 0.034 0.020 0.012 0.010 0.007 0.002  
1997 0.036 0.021 0.009 0.003      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Reunifications as Proportion of Exits (Cumulative)
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.720 0.734 0.748 0.735 0.729 0.714 0.675 0.514
1991 0.663 0.671 0.685 0.687 0.679 0.668 0.635 0.474
1992 0.558 0.592 0.642 0.651 0.640 0.629 0.594 0.467
1993 0.579 0.616 0.629 0.622 0.624 0.612 0.571 0.488
1994 0.590 0.611 0.633 0.637 0.630 0.617 0.578 0.541
1995 0.572 0.577 0.598 0.599 0.602 0.600 0.585  
1996 0.548 0.573 0.577 0.597 0.607 0.604    
1997 0.533 0.555 0.562 0.575        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).

Table IIB.2_MD
Reunification Tracking Tables for Annual Entry Cohorts to Foster Care, FY 1990-1997, State of Maryland
Year Number of Exits in Interval Total Exits Total Entries
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 388 389 223 220 183 139 239 465 2,246 2,454
1991 408 493 261 235 221 152 255 390 2,415 2,707
1992 340 396 205 285 229 176 255 406 2,292 2,742
1993 321 414 202 278 199 159 255 320 2,148 2,736
1994 440 474 249 343 232 190 324 138 2,390 3,364
1995 336 398 224 300 249 225 156   1,888 3,123
1996 437 433 236 299 196 59     1,660 3,103
1997 445 379 163 90         1,077 3,182

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Number of Reunifications in Interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+ Total Reunifs
1990 220 227 119 104 87 57 74 89 977
1991 242 303 149 118 89 65 83 70 1,119
1992 192 226 98 138 98 57 72 68 949
1993 172 248 133 145 101 54 74 44 971
1994 265 262 124 166 103 82 102 35 1,139
1995 166 205 113 138 123 108 50   903
1996 227 209 116 150 91 26     819
1997 192 190 80 38         500

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Exiting By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.158 0.317 0.407 0.497 0.572 0.628 0.726 0.915
1991 0.151 0.333 0.429 0.516 0.598 0.654 0.748 0.892
1992 0.124 0.268 0.343 0.447 0.531 0.595 0.688 0.836
1993 0.117 0.269 0.342 0.444 0.517 0.575 0.668 0.785
1994 0.131 0.272 0.346 0.448 0.517 0.573 0.669 0.710
1995 0.108 0.235 0.307 0.403 0.483 0.555 0.605  
1996 0.141 0.280 0.356 0.453 0.516 0.535    
1997 0.140 0.259 0.310 0.338        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Reunifying By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.090 0.182 0.231 0.273 0.308 0.332 0.362 0.398
1991 0.089 0.201 0.256 0.300 0.333 0.357 0.388 0.413
1992 0.070 0.152 0.188 0.239 0.274 0.295 0.321 0.346
1993 0.063 0.154 0.202 0.255 0.292 0.312 0.339 0.355
1994 0.079 0.157 0.194 0.243 0.273 0.298 0.328 0.339
1995 0.053 0.119 0.155 0.199 0.239 0.273 0.289  
1996 0.073 0.141 0.178 0.226 0.256 0.264    
1997 0.060 0.120 0.145 0.157        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Exit Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.158 0.094 0.044 0.025 0.025 0.022 0.022
1991 0.151 0.107 0.048 0.025 0.028 0.023 0.023
1992 0.124 0.082 0.034 0.026 0.025 0.023 0.019
1993 0.117 0.086 0.034 0.026 0.022 0.020 0.018
1994 0.131 0.081 0.034 0.026 0.021 0.019 0.019
1995 0.108 0.071 0.031 0.023 0.022 0.023 0.009
1996 0.141 0.081 0.035 0.025 0.019 0.007  
1997 0.140 0.069 0.023 0.007      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year

Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36

1990

0.090 0.055 0.024 0.012 0.012 0.009 0.007

1991

0.089 0.066 0.028 0.013 0.011 0.010 0.007

1992

0.070 0.047 0.016 0.013 0.011 0.007 0.005

1993

0.063 0.051 0.022 0.013 0.011 0.007 0.005

1994

0.079 0.045 0.017 0.013 0.009 0.008 0.006

1995

0.053 0.037 0.016 0.011 0.011 0.011 0.003

1996

0.073 0.039 0.017 0.013 0.009 0.003  

1997

0.060 0.035 0.011 0.003      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year

Reunifications as Proportion of Exits (Cumulative)
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+

1990

0.567 0.575 0.566 0.549 0.540 0.528 0.499 0.435

1991

0.593 0.605 0.597 0.581 0.557 0.546 0.518 0.463

1992

0.565 0.568 0.548 0.533 0.517 0.496 0.467 0.414

1993

0.536 0.571 0.590 0.574 0.565 0.542 0.507 0.452

1994

0.602 0.577 0.560 0.542 0.529 0.520 0.490 0.477

1995

0.494 0.505 0.505 0.494 0.494 0.492 0.478  

1996

0.519 0.501 0.499 0.500 0.495 0.493    

1997

0.431 0.464 0.468 0.464        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Table E IIB.2_MI
Reunification Tracking Tables for Annual Entry Cohorts to Foster Care, 1990-1997, State of Michigan
Year Number of Exits in Interval Total Exits Total Entries
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 566 799 645 840 660 467 734 941 5,652 5,776
1991 686 867 688 878 752 548 793 952 6,164 6,333
1992 664 755 659 924 688 483 732 815 5,720 5,956
1993 738 782 698 930 628 527 944 748 5,995 6,405
1994 802 867 679 1,036 813 681 1,087 291 6,256 7,067
1995 744 932 790 1,055 833 739 515   5,608 7,074
1996 854 985 800 1,199 697 206     4,741 7,733
1997 924 1,024 699 365         3,012 8,820

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Number of Reunifications in Interval Total Reunifs
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 326 445 415 606 404 235 258 171 2,860
1991 393 492 440 596 460 269 211 155 3,016
1992 342 420 414 626 398 223 208 125 2,756
1993 404 419 432 599 326 209 268 122 2,779
1994 434 472 369 635 488 303 284 46 3,031
1995 415 484 467 635 427 276 144   2,848
1996 395 457 407 627 373 85     2,344
1997 315 392 294 144         1,145

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Exiting By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.098 0.236 0.348 0.493 0.608 0.689 0.816 0.979
1991 0.108 0.245 0.354 0.492 0.611 0.698 0.823 0.973
1992 0.111 0.238 0.349 0.504 0.620 0.701 0.824 0.960
1993 0.115 0.237 0.346 0.491 0.590 0.672 0.819 0.936
1994 0.113 0.236 0.332 0.479 0.594 0.690 0.844 0.885
1995 0.105 0.237 0.349 0.498 0.615 0.720 0.793  
1996 0.110 0.238 0.341 0.496 0.586 0.613    
1997 0.105 0.221 0.300 0.341        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Reunifying By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.056 0.133 0.205 0.310 0.380 0.421 0.466 0.495
1991 0.062 0.140 0.209 0.303 0.376 0.418 0.452 0.476
1992 0.057 0.128 0.197 0.303 0.369 0.407 0.442 0.463
1993 0.063 0.128 0.196 0.289 0.340 0.373 0.415 0.434
1994 0.061 0.128 0.180 0.270 0.339 0.382 0.422 0.429
1995 0.059 0.127 0.193 0.283 0.343 0.382 0.403  
1996 0.051 0.110 0.163 0.244 0.292 0.303    
1997 0.036 0.080 0.113 0.130        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Exit Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.098 0.077 0.049 0.037 0.038 0.034 0.034
1991 0.108 0.077 0.048 0.036 0.039 0.037 0.035
1992 0.111 0.071 0.048 0.040 0.039 0.036 0.034
1993 0.115 0.069 0.048 0.037 0.032 0.033 0.037
1994 0.113 0.069 0.042 0.037 0.037 0.040 0.041
1995 0.105 0.074 0.049 0.038 0.039 0.045 0.022
1996 0.110 0.072 0.045 0.039 0.030 0.011  
1997 0.105 0.065 0.034 0.010      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year

Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.056 0.043 0.031 0.027 0.023 0.017 0.012
1991 0.062 0.044 0.031 0.024 0.024 0.018 0.009
1992 0.057 0.040 0.030 0.027 0.022 0.016 0.010
1993 0.063 0.037 0.029 0.024 0.017 0.013 0.011
1994 0.061 0.038 0.023 0.022 0.022 0.018 0.011
1995 0.059 0.038 0.029 0.023 0.020 0.017 0.006
1996 0.051 0.033 0.023 0.021 0.016 0.004  
1997 0.036 0.025 0.014 0.004      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Reunifications as Proportion of Exits (Cumulative)
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.576 0.565 0.590 0.629 0.626 0.611 0.571 0.506
1991 0.573 0.570 0.591 0.616 0.615 0.600 0.549 0.489
1992 0.515 0.537 0.566 0.600 0.596 0.581 0.536 0.482
1993 0.547 0.541 0.566 0.589 0.577 0.555 0.506 0.464
1994 0.541 0.543 0.543 0.564 0.571 0.554 0.500 0.484
1995 0.558 0.536 0.554 0.568 0.558 0.531 0.508  
1996 0.463 0.463 0.477 0.491 0.498 0.494    
1997 0.341 0.363 0.378 0.380        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Table IIB.2_MO 
Reunification Tracking Tables for Annual Entry Cohorts to Foster Care, 1990-1997, State of Missouri
Year Number of Exits in Interval Total Exits Total Entries
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 651 738 393 467 339 197 297 542 3,624 3,780
1991 685 764 507 492 357 247 379 640 4,071 4,332
1992 862 796 455 608 405 290 403 489 4,308 4,647
1993 800 737 536 670 429 300 396 391 4,259 4,850
1994 774 702 517 619 445 319 527 149 4,052 5,020
1995 827 725 524 653 494 330 240   3,793 5,096
1996 939 709 536 684 407 81     3,356 5,708
1997 832 535 343 179         1,889 5,661

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Number of Reunifications in Interval Total Reunifs
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 414 447 228 244 187 102 115 108 1,845
1991 446 427 319 273 179 122 158 156 2,080
1992 558 472 260 334 230 138 177 100 2,269
1993 546 422 310 406 258 149 159 90 2,340
1994 482 407 305 373 261 170 170 30 2,198
1995 538 406 308 382 293 134 66   2,127
1996 577 404 327 331 171 37     1,847
1997 373 179 147 67         766

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Exiting By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.172 0.367 0.471 0.595 0.685 0.737 0.815 0.959
1991 0.158 0.334 0.452 0.565 0.648 0.705 0.792 0.940
1992 0.185 0.357 0.455 0.586 0.673 0.735 0.822 0.927
1993 0.165 0.317 0.427 0.566 0.654 0.716 0.798 0.878
1994 0.154 0.294 0.397 0.520 0.609 0.673 0.777 0.807
1995 0.162 0.305 0.407 0.536 0.632 0.697 0.744  
1996 0.165 0.289 0.383 0.502 0.574 0.588    
1997 0.147 0.241 0.302 0.334        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).

Year

Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Reunifying By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+

1990

0.110 0.228 0.288 0.353 0.402 0.429 0.460 0.488

1991

0.103 0.202 0.275 0.338 0.380 0.408 0.444 0.480

1992

0.120 0.222 0.278 0.349 0.399 0.429 0.467 0.488

1993

0.113 0.200 0.264 0.347 0.400 0.431 0.464 0.482

1994

0.096 0.177 0.238 0.312 0.364 0.398 0.432 0.438

1995

0.106 0.185 0.246 0.321 0.378 0.404 0.417  

1996

0.101 0.172 0.229 0.287 0.317 0.324    

1997

0.066 0.098 0.123 0.135        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Exit Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.172 0.118 0.055 0.039 0.037 0.028 0.025
1991 0.158 0.105 0.059 0.035 0.032 0.027 0.025
1992 0.185 0.105 0.051 0.040 0.035 0.032 0.027
1993 0.165 0.091 0.054 0.040 0.034 0.030 0.024
1994 0.154 0.083 0.049 0.034 0.031 0.027 0.027
1995 0.162 0.085 0.049 0.036 0.035 0.029 0.013
1996 0.165 0.074 0.044 0.032 0.024 0.006  
1997 0.147 0.055 0.027 0.008      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.110 0.071 0.032 0.020 0.020 0.014 0.010
1991 0.103 0.059 0.037 0.019 0.016 0.013 0.010
1992 0.120 0.062 0.029 0.022 0.020 0.015 0.012
1993 0.113 0.052 0.031 0.024 0.020 0.015 0.010
1994 0.096 0.048 0.029 0.021 0.018 0.014 0.009
1995 0.106 0.048 0.029 0.021 0.021 0.012 0.004
1996 0.101 0.042 0.027 0.016 0.010 0.003  
1997 0.066 0.019 0.011 0.003      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Reunifications as Proportion of Exits (Cumulative)
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.636 0.620 0.611 0.593 0.587 0.582 0.564 0.509
1991 0.651 0.602 0.609 0.598 0.586 0.579 0.561 0.511
1992 0.647 0.621 0.611 0.597 0.593 0.583 0.568 0.527
1993 0.683 0.630 0.616 0.614 0.612 0.602 0.582 0.549
1994 0.623 0.602 0.599 0.600 0.598 0.592 0.555 0.542
1995 0.651 0.608 0.603 0.599 0.598 0.580 0.561  
1996 0.614 0.595 0.599 0.571 0.553 0.550    
1997 0.448 0.404 0.409 0.406        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Table IIB.2_NM 
Reunification Tracking Tables for Annual Entry Cohorts to Foster Care, FY 1990-1997, State of New Mexico
Year Number of Exits in Interval Total Exits Total Entries
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 293 190 159 123 71 43 80 98 1,057 1,068
1991 299 190 124 141 94 72 84 130 1,134 1,171
1992 293 181 143 176 99 71 108 131 1,202 1,247
1993 301 183 183 156 116 68 104 65 1,176 1,249
1994 274 199 132 165 88 61 87 39 1,045 1,154
1995 281 206 145 183 119 79 38   1,051 1,288
1996 283 171 119 168 80 17     838 1,256
1997 290 126 71 54         541 1,230

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Number of Reunifications in Interval Total Reunifs
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 209 115 109 85 52 25 22 7 624
1991 226 123 77 96 59 31 23 13 648
1992 217 136 91 111 67 37 35 15 709
1993 220 130 137 108 73 33 18 4 723
1994 216 146 89 103 49 15 16 4 638
1995 219 135 97 114 68 45 17   695
1996 219 106 62 102 28 6     523
1997 223 89 48 28         388

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Exiting By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.274 0.452 0.601 0.716 0.783 0.823 0.898 0.990
1991 0.255 0.418 0.523 0.644 0.724 0.786 0.857 0.968
1992 0.235 0.380 0.495 0.636 0.715 0.772 0.859 0.964
1993 0.241 0.388 0.534 0.659 0.752 0.806 0.890 0.942
1994 0.237 0.410 0.524 0.667 0.744 0.796 0.872 0.906
1995 0.218 0.378 0.491 0.633 0.725 0.786 0.816  
1996 0.225 0.361 0.456 0.590 0.654 0.667    
1997 0.236 0.338 0.396 0.440        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Reunifying By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.196 0.303 0.405 0.485 0.534 0.557 0.578 0.584
1991 0.193 0.298 0.364 0.446 0.496 0.523 0.542 0.553
1992 0.174 0.283 0.356 0.445 0.499 0.528 0.557 0.569
1993 0.176 0.280 0.390 0.476 0.535 0.561 0.576 0.579
1994 0.187 0.314 0.391 0.480 0.523 0.536 0.549 0.553
1995 0.170 0.275 0.350 0.439 0.491 0.526 0.540  
1996 0.174 0.259 0.308 0.389 0.412 0.416    
1997 0.181 0.254 0.293 0.315        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Exit Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.274 0.123 0.091 0.048 0.039 0.031 0.035
1991 0.255 0.109 0.061 0.042 0.038 0.037 0.028
1992 0.235 0.095 0.062 0.047 0.036 0.033 0.032
1993 0.241 0.097 0.080 0.045 0.045 0.037 0.036
1994 0.237 0.113 0.065 0.050 0.038 0.034 0.031
1995 0.218 0.102 0.060 0.046 0.042 0.037 0.012
1996 0.225 0.088 0.049 0.041 0.026 0.007  
1997 0.236 0.067 0.029 0.012      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.196 0.074 0.062 0.033 0.029 0.018 0.010
1991 0.193 0.071 0.038 0.029 0.024 0.016 0.008
1992 0.174 0.071 0.039 0.029 0.025 0.017 0.010
1993 0.176 0.069 0.060 0.031 0.029 0.018 0.006
1994 0.187 0.083 0.044 0.031 0.021 0.008 0.006
1995 0.170 0.067 0.040 0.029 0.024 0.021 0.005
1996 0.174 0.054 0.026 0.025 0.009 0.002  
1997 0.181 0.047 0.020 0.006      

 

Year

Reunifications as Proportion of Exits (Cumulative)
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+

1990

0.713 0.671 0.674 0.677 0.682 0.677 0.643 0.590

1991

0.756 0.714 0.695 0.692 0.685 0.665 0.632 0.571

1992

0.741 0.745 0.720 0.700 0.697 0.684 0.648 0.590

1993

0.731 0.723 0.730 0.723 0.711 0.696 0.647 0.615

1994

0.788 0.765 0.745 0.719 0.703 0.672 0.630 0.611

1995

0.779 0.727 0.714 0.693 0.678 0.669 0.661  

1996

0.774 0.716 0.675 0.660 0.630 0.624    

1997

0.769 0.750 0.739 0.717        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Table IIB.2_NY 
Reunification Tracking Tables for Annual Entry Cohorts to Foster Care, 1990-1997, State of New York
Year Number of Exits in Interval Total Exits Total Entries
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 2,438 2,210 1,802 2,132 1,677 1,311 2,004 5,279 18,853 20,586
1991 2,491 2,122 1,672 2,089 1,687 1,224 1,927 4,322 17,534 19,549
1992 2,339 1,968 1,581 2,298 1,672 1,186 1,789 3,118 15,951 18,304
1993 2,398 2,005 1,724 2,284 1,723 1,269 1,788 2,045 15,236 18,410
1994 2,468 1,934 1,618 2,380 1,726 1,124 1,742 718 13,710 17,909
1995 2,332 1,904 1,504 2,241 1,598 1,006 892   11,477 16,448
1996 3,016 2,176 1,876 2,726 1,447 298     11,539 20,179
1997 3,026 1,954 1,261 612         6,853 20,741

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Number of Reunifications in Interval Total Reunifs
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 1,573 1,327 1,140 1,388 1,152 853 1,105 1,437 9,975
1991 1,454 1,175 946 1,288 1,166 792 988 1,130 8,939
1992 1,332 1,060 808 1,461 1,093 732 864 755 8,105
1993 1,366 1,001 906 1,354 1,072 766 879 514 7,858
1994 1,342 911 753 1,382 1,109 599 777 199 7,072
1995 1,162 899 712 1,307 983 553 431   6,047
1996 1,561 911 965 1,651 923 168     6,179
1997 1,581 896 647 323         3,447

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Exiting By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.118 0.226 0.313 0.417 0.498 0.562 0.659 0.916
1991 0.127 0.236 0.321 0.428 0.515 0.577 0.676 0.897
1992 0.128 0.235 0.322 0.447 0.539 0.603 0.701 0.871
1993 0.130 0.239 0.333 0.457 0.550 0.619 0.717 0.828
1994 0.138 0.246 0.336 0.469 0.565 0.628 0.725 0.766
1995 0.142 0.258 0.349 0.485 0.582 0.644 0.698  
1996 0.149 0.257 0.350 0.485 0.557 0.572    
1997 0.146 0.240 0.301 0.330        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Reunifying By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.076 0.141 0.196 0.264 0.320 0.361 0.415 0.485
1991 0.074 0.134 0.183 0.249 0.308 0.349 0.399 0.457
1992 0.073 0.131 0.175 0.255 0.314 0.354 0.402 0.443
1993 0.074 0.129 0.178 0.251 0.310 0.351 0.399 0.427
1994 0.075 0.126 0.168 0.245 0.307 0.340 0.384 0.395
1995 0.071 0.125 0.169 0.248 0.308 0.341 0.368  
1996 0.077 0.123 0.170 0.252 0.298 0.306    
1997 0.076 0.119 0.151 0.166        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Exit Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.118 0.061 0.038 0.025 0.023 0.021 0.019
1991 0.127 0.062 0.037 0.026 0.025 0.022 0.019
1992 0.128 0.062 0.038 0.031 0.028 0.023 0.021
1993 0.130 0.063 0.041 0.031 0.029 0.026 0.021
1994 0.138 0.063 0.040 0.033 0.030 0.024 0.022
1995 0.142 0.067 0.041 0.035 0.031 0.024 0.013
1996 0.149 0.063 0.042 0.035 0.023 0.006  
1997 0.146 0.055 0.027 0.007      

 

Year Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.076 0.037 0.024 0.016 0.016 0.014 0.010
1991 0.074 0.034 0.021 0.016 0.017 0.014 0.010
1992 0.073 0.033 0.019 0.020 0.018 0.014 0.010
1993 0.074 0.031 0.022 0.018 0.018 0.015 0.010
1994 0.075 0.029 0.019 0.019 0.019 0.013 0.010
1995 0.071 0.032 0.019 0.020 0.019 0.013 0.006
1996 0.077 0.027 0.021 0.021 0.015 0.003  
1997 0.076 0.025 0.014 0.004      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year

Reunifications as Proportion of Exits (Cumulative)
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+

1990

0.645 0.624 0.626 0.632 0.641 0.642 0.629 0.529

1991

0.584 0.570 0.569 0.581 0.599 0.604 0.591 0.510

1992

0.569 0.555 0.543 0.569 0.584 0.587 0.573 0.508

1993

0.570 0.538 0.534 0.550 0.562 0.567 0.557 0.516

1994

0.544 0.512 0.499 0.522 0.543 0.542 0.529 0.516

1995

0.498 0.487 0.483 0.511 0.529 0.531 0.527  

1996

0.518 0.476 0.486 0.520 0.535 0.535    

1997

0.522 0.497 0.501 0.503        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Table IIB.2_WI 
Reunification Tracking Tables for Annual Entry Cohorts to Foster Care, 1990-1997, State of Wisconsin
Year Number of Exits in Interval Total Exits Total Entries
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+
1990 636 623 633 692 353 250 335 602 4,124 4,282
1991 709 675 676 783 482 241 461 488 4,515 4,753
1992 754 708 731 886 523 317 321 355 4,595 4,938
1993 945 893 887 977 486 309 332 270 5,099 5,703
1994 929 958 940 1147 569 301 342 142 5,328 6,373
1995 934 897 889 1053 487 283 192   4,735 5,989
1996 881 921 874 1012 432 84     4,204 6,376
1997 821 744 513 234         2,312 5,534

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Number of Reunifications in Interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36 36+ Total Reunifs
1990 461 433 450 501 247 157 178 261 2,688
1991 506 444 478 560 360 146 318 164 2,976
1992 517 435 554 620 370 201 193 97 2,987
1993 639 604 667 758 363 199 158 65 3,453
1994 678 662 694 904 405 175 144 26 3,688
1995 616 606 628 731 332 159 81   3,153
1996 552 550 577 671 260 41     2,651
1997 537 432 348 145         1,462

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Exiting By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.149 0.294 0.442 0.603 0.686 0.744 0.823 0.963
1991 0.149 0.291 0.433 0.598 0.700 0.750 0.847 0.950
1992 0.153 0.296 0.444 0.624 0.729 0.794 0.859 0.931
1993 0.166 0.322 0.478 0.649 0.734 0.789 0.847 0.894
1994 0.146 0.296 0.444 0.624 0.713 0.760 0.814 0.836
1995 0.156 0.306 0.454 0.630 0.711 0.759 0.791  
1996 0.138 0.283 0.420 0.578 0.646 0.659    
1997 0.148 0.283 0.375 0.418        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Cumulative Proportion of Entrants Reunifying By Month
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.108 0.209 0.314 0.431 0.489 0.525 0.567 0.628
1991 0.106 0.200 0.300 0.418 0.494 0.525 0.592 0.626
1992 0.105 0.193 0.305 0.431 0.505 0.546 0.585 0.605
1993 0.112 0.218 0.335 0.468 0.531 0.566 0.594 0.605
1994 0.106 0.210 0.319 0.461 0.525 0.552 0.575 0.579
1995 0.103 0.204 0.309 0.431 0.486 0.513 0.526  
1996 0.087 0.173 0.263 0.369 0.409 0.416    
1997 0.097 0.175 0.238 0.264        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Exit Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.149 0.085 0.070 0.048 0.035 0.031 0.025
1991 0.149 0.083 0.067 0.048 0.042 0.028 0.032
1992 0.153 0.085 0.070 0.054 0.047 0.040 0.026
1993 0.166 0.094 0.076 0.055 0.040 0.034 0.023
1994 0.146 0.088 0.070 0.054 0.040 0.027 0.019
1995 0.156 0.089 0.071 0.054 0.037 0.027 0.011
1996 0.138 0.084 0.064 0.046 0.027 0.006  
1997 0.148 0.079 0.043 0.011      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.108 0.059 0.050 0.035 0.024 0.019 0.014
1991 0.106 0.055 0.047 0.035 0.031 0.017 0.022
1992 0.105 0.052 0.053 0.038 0.033 0.025 0.016
1993 0.112 0.063 0.058 0.042 0.030 0.022 0.011
1994 0.106 0.061 0.052 0.042 0.028 0.016 0.008
1995 0.103 0.060 0.050 0.037 0.025 0.015 0.005
1996 0.087 0.050 0.042 0.030 0.016 0.003  
1997 0.097 0.046 0.029 0.007      

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Year Reunifications as Proportion of Exits (Cumulative)
<1 <3 <6 <12 <18 <24 <36 36+
1990 0.725 0.710 0.710 0.714 0.712 0.706 0.689 0.652
1991 0.714 0.686 0.693 0.699 0.706 0.699 0.698 0.659
1992 0.686 0.651 0.687 0.690 0.693 0.688 0.682 0.650
1993 0.676 0.676 0.701 0.721 0.724 0.718 0.702 0.677
1994 0.730 0.710 0.719 0.739 0.736 0.726 0.706 0.692
1995 0.660 0.667 0.680 0.684 0.684 0.676 0.666  
1996 0.627 0.612 0.627 0.637 0.633 0.631    
1997 0.654 0.619 0.634 0.632        

Note: Observations in italic are partially censored by time limit of period of observation. 
Observations in blank are fully censored (unobservable).


Table IIB.2
Summary Average Monthly Reunification Rates, For 9-states and Pooled Total.

For children who are in substitute care at beginning of time interval.
All 9 States Average Monthly Reunification Rate During Interval
Year 0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.093 0.047 0.028 0.021 0.019 0.015 0.008
1991 0.090 0.046 0.026 0.020 0.019 0.013 0.008
1992 0.085 0.043 0.024 0.021 0.018 0.013 0.008
1993 0.085 0.042 0.026 0.020 0.018 0.013 0.007
1994 0.079 0.040 0.024 0.020 0.017 0.013 0.006
1995 0.078 0.040 0.024 0.019 0.016 0.011 0.003
1996 0.075 0.032 0.021 0.016 0.011 0.003  
1997 0.063 0.025 0.011 0.004      

 

AL Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
Year 0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.090 0.042 0.028 0.013 0.008 0.008 0.004
1991 0.088 0.043 0.027 0.013 0.008 0.008 0.003
1992 0.092 0.029 0.021 0.015 0.009 0.003 0.003
1993 0.076 0.042 0.016 0.016 0.007 0.007 0.003
1994 0.055 0.039 0.023 0.012 0.011 0.008 0.002
1995 0.086 0.044 0.019 0.012 0.006 0.006 0.001
1996 0.053 0.028 0.018 0.012 0.005 0.001  
1997 0.053 0.027 0.010 0.002      

 

CA Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
Year 0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.113 0.054 0.026 0.024 0.023 0.017 0.006
1991 0.114 0.056 0.027 0.024 0.022 0.015 0.007
1992 0.105 0.053 0.024 0.022 0.022 0.016 0.007
1993 0.106 0.052 0.027 0.023 0.021 0.015 0.006
1994 0.095 0.052 0.027 0.023 0.021 0.016 0.005
1995 0.092 0.047 0.026 0.020 0.018 0.010 0.002
1996 0.083 0.033 0.019 0.013 0.010 0.002  
1997 0.064 0.022 0.008 0.003      

 

IL Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
Year 0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.070 0.040 0.027 0.015 0.012 0.010 0.005
1991 0.048 0.029 0.018 0.014 0.010 0.007 0.004
1992 0.040 0.022 0.018 0.011 0.007 0.006 0.005
1993 0.036 0.020 0.013 0.009 0.008 0.006 0.005
1994 0.033 0.016 0.012 0.009 0.007 0.007 0.005
1995 0.036 0.019 0.014 0.010 0.008 0.008 0.004
1996 0.034 0.020 0.012 0.010 0.007 0.002  
1997 0.036 0.021 0.009 0.003      

 

MD Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
Year 0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.090 0.055 0.024 0.012 0.012 0.009 0.007
1991 0.089 0.066 0.028 0.013 0.011 0.010 0.007
1992 0.070 0.047 0.016 0.013 0.011 0.007 0.005
1993 0.063 0.051 0.022 0.013 0.011 0.007 0.005
1994 0.079 0.045 0.017 0.013 0.009 0.008 0.006
1995 0.053 0.037 0.016 0.011 0.011 0.011 0.003
1996 0.073 0.039 0.017 0.013 0.009 0.003  
1997 0.060 0.035 0.011 0.003      

 

MI Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
Year 0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.056 0.043 0.031 0.027 0.023 0.017 0.012
1991 0.062 0.044 0.031 0.024 0.024 0.018 0.009
1992 0.057 0.040 0.030 0.027 0.022 0.016 0.010
1993 0.063 0.037 0.029 0.024 0.017 0.013 0.011
1994 0.061 0.038 0.023 0.022 0.022 0.018 0.011
1995 0.059 0.038 0.029 0.023 0.020 0.017 0.006
1996 0.051 0.033 0.023 0.021 0.016 0.004  
1997 0.036 0.025 0.014 0.004      

 

MO Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
Year 0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.110 0.071 0.032 0.020 0.020 0.014 0.010
1991 0.103 0.059 0.037 0.019 0.016 0.013 0.010
1992 0.120 0.062 0.029 0.022 0.020 0.015 0.012
1993 0.113 0.052 0.031 0.024 0.020 0.015 0.010
1994 0.096 0.048 0.029 0.021 0.018 0.014 0.009
1995 0.106 0.048 0.029 0.021 0.021 0.012 0.004
1996 0.101 0.042 0.027 0.016 0.010 0.003  
1997 0.066 0.019 0.011 0.003      

 

NM Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
Year 0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.196 0.074 0.062 0.033 0.029 0.018 0.010
1991 0.193 0.071 0.038 0.029 0.024 0.016 0.008
1992 0.174 0.071 0.039 0.029 0.025 0.017 0.010
1993 0.176 0.069 0.060 0.031 0.029 0.018 0.006
1994 0.187 0.083 0.044 0.031 0.021 0.008 0.006
1995 0.170 0.067 0.040 0.029 0.024 0.021 0.005
1996 0.174 0.054 0.026 0.025 0.009 0.002  
1997 0.181 0.047 0.020 0.006      

 

NY Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
Year 0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.076 0.037 0.024 0.016 0.016 0.014 0.010
1991 0.074 0.034 0.021 0.016 0.017 0.014 0.010
1992 0.073 0.033 0.019 0.020 0.018 0.014 0.010
1993 0.074 0.031 0.022 0.018 0.018 0.015 0.010
1994 0.075 0.029 0.019 0.019 0.019 0.013 0.010
1995 0.071 0.032 0.019 0.020 0.019 0.013 0.006
1996 0.077 0.027 0.021 0.021 0.015 0.003  
1997 0.076 0.025 0.014 0.004      

 

WI Average Monthly Reunification Rate during interval
Year 0 < 1 1 < 3 3 < 6 6 <12 12<18 18<24 25<36
1990 0.108 0.059 0.050 0.035 0.024 0.019 0.014
1991 0.106 0.055 0.047 0.035 0.031 0.017 0.022
1992 0.105 0.052 0.053 0.038 0.033 0.025 0.016
1993 0.112 0.063 0.058 0.042 0.030 0.022 0.011
1994 0.106 0.061 0.052 0.042 0.028 0.016 0.008
1995 0.103 0.060 0.050 0.037 0.025 0.015 0.005
1996 0.087 0.050 0.042 0.030 0.016 0.003  
1997 0.097 0.046 0.029 0.007