Understanding Adoption Subsidies: An Analysis of AFCARS Data. Comparison of Adoption Subsidies and Foster Care Payment Rates, by State, FY 2001

Table A-6.
Comparison of Adoption Subsidies and Foster Care Payment Rates, by State, FYВ 2001
State Percent of Adopted Children Receiving FederalВ + State Subsidy Percent of Non-Relative Foster Care Children Receiving FederalВ + State Payments Ratio of Foster Care Payments to Adoption FederalВ + State Subsidies
N (%) N (%)
Alabama 237 33.8 4,059 32.4 1.0
Alaska* 278 82.4 1,163    
Arizona 938 69.2 3,957 49.7 0.7
Arkansas 361 78.9 4,339 38.2 0.5
California 9,822 83 56,921 55.9 0.7
Colorado 596 60.7 6,139 38.9 0.6
Connecticut 444 10.4 6,014 94.4 9.1
Delaware 115 75.7 954 50.3 0.7
DistrictВ ofВ Columbia 227 44.1 1,816 3.7 0.1
Florida 1,748 56.6 16,562 40.2 0.7
Georgia 896 34.9 11,852 40.5 1.2
Hawaii 260 60.8 2,487 41.5 0.7
Idaho 123 76.4 1,481 40.4 0.5
Illinois 4,079 75.5 17,923 39.6 0.5
Indiana 867 51.8 6,158 55 1.1
Iowa 659 58 5,232 47.9 0.8
Kansas 423 61.7 3,714 31.4 0.5
Kentucky 571 55.9 5,096 54.6 1.0
Louisiana 470 74.7 3,994 65.8 0.9
Maine 363 91.7 2,474 67.4 0.7
Maryland 812 78.3 5,968 64.4 0.8
Massachusetts 721 48.1 8,737 9.9 0.2
Michigan 2,975 83.7 14,245 4.7 0.1
Minnesota 565 84.8 7,444 46.3 0.5
Mississippi 264 81.4 1,554 71.4 0.9
Missouri 1,091 67.9 8,693 47.5 0.7
Montana 275 60.4 1,761 36.1 0.6
Nebraska 292 51.4 2,755 45.5 0.9
Nevada 243 70.8 675 0 0.0
New Hampshire 95 88.4 1,066 43.7 0.5
New Jersey 1,025 77.6 8,851 51 0.7
New Mexico 369 89.4 2,391 43 0.5
New York 3,888 93.1 31,582 65.8 0.7
North Carolina 1,298 75 6,794 56.5 0.8
North Dakota 145 49.7 970 52.8 1.1
Ohio 2,225 95.9 19,364 70.4 0.7
Oklahoma 955 59.6 8,054 47.2 0.8
Oregon 1,071 79.4 6,264 57.8 0.7
Pennsylvania 1,525 84.7 15,597 63.6 0.8
Rhode Island 267 63.7 1,078 48.1 0.8
South Carolina 364 64.3 4,631 49.3 0.8
South Dakota 97 60.8 1,274 45.7 0.8
Tennessee 638 69.3 6,233 60.2 0.9
Texas 2,317 55.6 12,915 8 0.1
Utah 348 48.3 2,382 48 1.0
Vermont 116 85.3 1,015 80.9 0.9
Virginia 493 68.2 5,653 58.3 0.9
Washington 1,203 83.8 8,748 37.6 0.4
West Virginia 362 63.3 2,917 38.3 0.6
Wisconsin 753 84.7 8,723 52 0.6
Wyoming 46 78.3 617 17.8 0.2
Puerto Rico 250 10.4 4,734 18.5 1.8
Total 50,565 74.3 376,020 48.3 0.7
Notes:
  1. Subsidy rates include deferred payments.
  2. Foster care data include only children in nonrelative foster care placement.
  3. 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.

* This state was missing federal foster care payment data for all their cases for this analysis.

Source: AFCARS 2001, adoption and foster care data.

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