Understanding Adoption Subsidies: An Analysis of AFCARS Data. Comparison of Adoption Subsidy Median Amounts with Foster Care Subsidy Median Amounts by Age, by State, FY 2001

Table A-9.
Comparison of Adoption Subsidy Median Amounts with Foster Care Subsidy Median Amounts by Age, by State, FYВ 2001
State Median Monthly Subsidy AD/FC (%)
Total Ages 0 to 5 Ages 6 to 12 Ages 13 to 17
Adoption N Median Adoption Subsidy Foster Care
N
Median Foster Care Payment Ratio Median Adoption Subsidy Median Foster Care Payment Ratio Median Adoption Subsidy Median Foster Care Payment Ratio Median Adoption Subsidy Median Foster Care Payment Ratio
Alabama 108 241 1,311 241 1.0 241 241 1.0 241 241 1.0 241 241 1.0
Alaska 142 695 0 0   670 0   732 0   689 0  
Arizona 426 479 1,636 358 1.3 479 358 1.3 479 358 1.3 479 418 1.1
Arkansas 203 425 1,162 425 1.0 400 400 1.0 425 425 1.0 475 450 1.1
California 4,718 441 18,456 981 0.4 405 631 0.6 539 1,264 0.4 581 1,537 0.4
Colorado 374 510 2,229 1,604 0.3 461 1,237 0.4 601 1,604 0.4 641 2,046 0.3
Connecticut 64 659 5,434 1,624 0.4 638 998 0.6 659 2,008 0.3 727 3,087 0.2
Delaware 105 479 460 518 0.9 479 457 1.0 518 518 1.0 543 573 0.9
District of Columbia 107 741 68 717 1.0 741 717 1.0 741 717 1.0 805 2,958 0.3
Florida 612 296 5,375 380 0.8 295 369 0.8 304 380 0.8 364 455 0.8
Georgia 370 411 4,388 1,300 0.3 388 1,275 0.3 411 1,350 0.3 433 1,425 0.3
Hawaii 100 529 1,014 529 1.0 529 529 1.0 529 529 1.0 529 529 1.0
Idaho 79 275 599 301 0.9 251 251 1.0 425 303 1.4 410 404 1.0
Illinois 3,916 410 7,083 444 0.9 369 369 1.0 410 444 0.9 444 771 0.6
Indiana* 254 177 3,096 540 0.3 166 510 0.3 171 540 0.3 226 600 0.4
Iowa 504 856 2,505 698 1.2 587 646 0.9 904 706 1.3 971 850 1.1
Kansas 251 400 1,062 1,997 0.2 300 1,958 0.2 400 1,997 0.2 400 1,958 0.2
Kentucky 364 600 2,573 591 1.0 600 591 1.0 600 591 1.0 722 717 1.0
Louisiana 398 361 2,606 557 0.6 283 420 0.7 395 603 0.7 443 755 0.6
Maine 323 650 1,551 1,020 0.6 581 548 1.1 798 1,083 0.7 788 1,779 0.4
Maryland 477 650 3,733 535 1.2 650 535 1.2 650 535 1.2 550 550 1.0
Massachusetts 638 471 859 471 1.0 454 454 1.0 471 471 1.0 522 522 1.0
Michigan 1,897 731 546 733 1.0 591 583 1.0 743 733 1.0 876 999 0.9
Minnesota 412 427 3,381 983 0.4 397 754 0.5 552 983 0.6 612 1,172 0.5
Mississippi* 0 0 9 4,912   0 4,870   0 5,950   0 8,881  
Missouri 790 275 4,004 277 1.0 225 227 1.0 275 277 1.0 304 307 1.0
Montana 195 408 635 451 0.9 367 451 0.8 400 451 0.9 510 543 0.9
Nebraska 5 544 1,206 452 1.2 525 222 2.4 827 652 1.3 390 727 0.5
Nevada*                            
New Hampshire 77 552 452 552 1.0 535 380 1.4 600 597 1.0 708 709 1.0
New Jersey 899 437 4,271 462 0.9 412 412 1.0 457 464 1.0 516 516 1.0
New Mexico* 82 503 809 467 1.1 487 408 1.2 520 487 1.1 545 546 1.0
New York*                            
North Carolina 883 350 3,822 365 1.0 315 315 1.0 365 365 1.0 415 415 1.0
North Dakota 91 402 511 391 1.0 396 346 1.1 388 391 1.0 558 510 1.1
Ohio 1,008 544 9,097 590 0.9 544 565 1.0 560 595 0.9 685 821 0.8
Oklahoma 503 360 2,956 360 1.0 300 300 1.0 360 360 1.0 420 420 1.0
Oregon 659 475 2,390 590 0.8 369 369 1.0 526 770 0.7 555 858 0.6
Pennsylvania 1,303 510 9,454 1,200 0.4 450 1,038 0.4 540 1,344 0.4 600 1,392 0.4
Rhode Island 185 413 504 321 1.3 395 321 1.2 428 299 1.4 422 474 0.9
South Carolina 360 359 2,144 359 1.0 332 332 1.0 359 359 1.0 425 425 1.0
South Dakota 50 390 518 397 1.0 390 397 1.0 390 397 1.0 402 477 0.8
Tennessee 482 402 3,312 397 1.0 362 358 1.0 313 313 1.0 422 460 0.9
Texas 1,207 516 769 2,013 0.3 516 835 0.6 516 2,013 0.3 516 2,013 0.3
Utah 244 300 1,131 390 0.8 270 390 0.7 348 403 0.9 411 643 0.6
Vermont 75 628 729 764 0.8 511 501 1.0 722 771 0.9 855 990 0.9
Virginia 403 344 3,255 344 1.0 294 294 1.0 344 344 1.0 436 436 1.0
Washington 1,081 570 0 0   530 0   611 0   717 0  
West Virginia 236 400 666 690 0.6 400 570 0.7 400 690 0.6 593 1,186 0.5
Wisconsin 605 689 990 555 1.2 518 410 1.3 864 615 1.4 1,084 941 1.2
Wyoming 32 399 110 400 1.0 399 400 1.0 399 400 1.0 399 420 1.0
Puerto Rico 23 174 0 0   207 0   174 0   207 0  
Total 28,320 453 124,871 570 0.8 412 487 0.8 480 594 0.8 522 775 0.7
Notes:
  1. The adoption subsidy analysis includes only children who were adopted by their foster family and excludes cases with missing or deferred subsidy payments. Seven states (Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, and New York) had missing or invalid subsidy amount data for at least 10 percent of their cases.
  2. The foster care payment analysis includes only monthly maintenance rates for foster children currently in nonrelative foster family home and excludes cases with payment of $0, $1, or missing amounts. Seventeen states reported $0 or $1 payments for at least 10 percent of their cases. Two states (New York and Mississippi) had missing or invalid payment amounts for at least 10 percent of their cases.
  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.

* These states had missing or invalid data for more than 30 percent of their cases in either the adoption or foster care analysis.

Source: AFCARS 2001, adoption and foster care data.

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