Understanding Adoption Subsidies: An Analysis of AFCARS Data. Adoption Rates, Adoption Subsidy Rate, and Median Adoption Subsidy Amount, by State, FY 2001

Table A-10.
Adoption Rates, Adoption Subsidy Rate, and Median Adoption Subsidy Amount, by State, FY 2001
State Same-Year Foster Care
Adoption Rate
Adoption Subsidy Rate Median Monthly
Adoption Subsidy
Eligible for Adoption (%) Adopted Children (%) Children with Subsidy ($)
Alabama 1,439 12.5 237 46.8 111 241
Alaska 978 25.7 278 97.5 271 650
Arizona 2,715 30.4 938 94.3 687 479
Arkansas 1,170 29.1 361 89.2 262 425
California 10,776 26.6 9,822 91.5 8,982 441
Colorado 2,092 19.7 596 92.1 515 510
Connecticut 1,353 23.4 444 16.4 73 659
Delaware 478 24.5 115 97.4 112 479
District of Columbia 1,197 4.2 227 57.3 130 741
Florida 9,553 15.4 1,748 64.2 1,123 300
Georgia 3,872 25 896 48.3 412 411
Hawaii 1,127 23 260 83.1 216 529
Idaho 343 32.1 123 84.6 104 275
Illinois 15,851 25 4,079 96.2 3,917 410
Indiana* 3,593 30.3 867 51.8 294 171
Iowa 1,830 35.8 659 76.5 504 856
Kansas 2,095 0.9 423 72.8 295 400
Kentucky 2,312 22 571 70.8 364 600
Louisiana 1,963 23.8 470 91.1 428 353
Maine 1,292 21.1 363 99.2 341 650
Maryland 3,985 14.6 812 98.4 796 543
Massachusetts 3,835 22 721 89.3 644 471
Michigan 8,487 7.7 2,975 96.4 2,868 591
Minnesota 2,213 25.2 565 99.3 561 427
Mississippi* 702 34.9 264 81.4    
Missouri 4,128 26.1 1,091 96.4 1,052 275
Montana 1,080 26.7 275 90.2 248 408
Nebraska 585 2.6 292 68.8 201 527
Nevada* 136 5.9 243 94.7    
New Hampshire 285 26.7 95 88.4 79 552
New Jersey 6,519 13.6 1,025 90.1 899 437
New Mexico* 941 28.6 369 89.4 135 503
New York* 18,545 20.7 3,888 97.9    
North Carolina 4,754 27.2 1,298 94.2 1,170 365
North Dakota 399 21.6 145 62.8 91 402
Ohio 7,786 24.4 2,225 96 2,116 500
Oklahoma 3,377 27.1 955 99.5 899 360
Oregon 3,836 27.9 1,071 99 1,038 400
Pennsylvania 6,588 26.2 1,525 90.2 1,368 510
Rhode Island 582 29 267 99.6 265 407
South Carolina 2,743 14.7 364 100 364 359
South Dakota 551 22.7 97 64.9 63 390
Tennessee 2,910 21.9 638 81.2 517 402
Texas 10,676 21.3 2,317 72.6 1,681 516
Utah 704 49.3 348 77.3 266 300
Vermont 381 22.3 116 85.3 99 549
Virginia 2,376 17.6 493 95.5 424 344
Washington 3,569 31.7 1,203 97.7 1,107 572
West Virginia 1,082 28.3 362 91.7 277 400
Wisconsin 1,525 41 753 99.2 696 639
Wyoming 139 18.7 46 93.5 39 399
Puerto Rico 423 9.7 250 13.2 31 174
Total 171,871 22.1 50,565 88.1 39,135 444

Notes:

  1. Foster care adoption rate is defined as the proportion of eligible children from out-of-home care who were adopted during the year. Eligible children are defined as those who had a goal of adoption and/or had parental rights terminated, excluding those aged 16 and older with a goal of emancipation.
  2. Adoption subsidy rates include federal and state subsidies as well as deferred payments.
  3. Adoption subsidy amounts exclude deferred payment amounts.
  4. Eight states (Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and West Virginia) had missing or invalid subsidy amount data for at least 10 percent of their cases.
  5. Except where noted, data presented in these tables are reported to ACF by states. Although ACF continues to work with states to improve the quality of AFCARS data, neither ACF nor RTI can verify the validity or completeness of these data.

* These states had missing or invalid subsidy amount data for more than 30 percent of their cases.

Source: AFCARS 2001, adoption and foster care data.

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