Understanding Adoption Subsidies: An Analysis of AFCARS Data. Federal + State Adoption Subsidy Rate, by State, FY 1999-2001

Table A-5.
Federal + State Adoption Subsidy Rate, by State, FY 1999-2001
State Percent of Adopted Children
Receiving a Federal + State Subsidy
Percent Change in Subsidy Rate
1999 2000 2001 1999-2000 2000-2001 1999-2001
Adopted Children % Adopted Children % Adopted Children % % % %
Alabama 153 39.2 199 28.6 237 33.8 -27 17.8 -13.9
Alaska 137 87.6 202 89.6 278 82.4 2.3 -8.1 -6
Arizona 760 60.7 853 71.8 938 69.2 18.3 -3.6 14.1
Arkansas 314 85.0 320 81.3 361 79.0 -4.4 -2.8 -7.2
California 6,365 68.4 8,736 78.2 9,822 83.0 14.3 6.2 21.3
Colorado 713 81.4 687 74.1 596 60.7 -8.9 -18 -25.3
Connecticut 402 32.1 499 37.3 444 10.4 16.2 -72.2 -67.7
Delaware 33 72.7 103 59.2 115 75.7 -18.6 27.7 4
District of Columbia 165 33.3 318 49.4 227 44.1 48.1 -10.8 32.2
Florida 1,355 40.7 1622 44.9 1,748 56.6 10.4 26.1 39.1
Georgia 1,148 53.6 1,076 51.9 896 34.9 -3.2 -32.6 -34.8
Hawaii 281 65.1 280 70.0 260 60.8 7.5 -13.2 -6.7
Idaho 107 72.0 123 69.9 123 76.4 -2.8 9.3 6.2
Illinois 7,084 89.1 5,646 89.4 4,079 75.5 0.4 -15.6 -15.2
Indiana 753 63.1 1129 62.3 867 51.8 -1.3 -16.8 -17.9
Iowa 763 68.4 727 59.0 659 58.0 -13.7 -1.8 -15.3
Kansas 565 80.7 465 68.6 423 61.7 -15 -10.1 -23.5
Kentucky 359 65.2 396 44.7 571 55.9 -31.4 25 -14.3
Louisiana 356 69.7 476 72.5 470 74.7 4 3 7.2
Maine 202 90.6 379 85.5 363 91.7 -5.6 7.3 1.3
Maryland 592 79.6 547 77.5 812 78.3 -2.6 1 -1.6
Massachusetts 921 44.5 823 40.3 721 48.1 -9.4 19.3 8.1
Michigan 2,443 86.2 2,794 84.4 2,975 83.7 -2.1 -0.9 -2.9
Minnesota 632 85.0 613 86.3 565 84.8 1.6 -1.8 -0.2
Mississippi 237 82.7 287 88.5 264 81.4 7 -8 -1.5
Missouri 837 71.3 1,261 68.9 1,091 67.9 -3.4 -1.4 -4.8
Montana 188 59.0 237 58.2 275 60.4 -1.4 3.7 2.2
Nebraska 276 40.6 292 45.2 292 51.4 11.4 13.6 26.6
Nevada 123 74.8 231 67.5 243 70.8 -9.7 4.8 -5.4
New Hampshire 62 85.5 97 78.4 95 88.4 -8.3 12.9 3.4
New Jersey 732 72.5 829 78.9 1,025 77.6 8.8 -1.7 6.9
New Mexico 65 100.0 347 83.3 369 89.4 -16.7 7.4 -10.6
New York 4,792 93.5 4,182 93.2 3,888 93.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.5
North Carolina 944 72.1 1315 74.6 1298 75.0 3.4 0.5 3.9
North Dakota 138 29.0 105 27.6 145 49.7 -4.7 79.8 71.3
Ohio 1,863 88.0 2,035 91.9 2,225 95.9 4.4 4.3 8.9
Oklahoma 814 71.1 1064 56.5 955 59.6 -20.6 5.5 -16.2
Oregon 765 72.4 830 78.1 1071 79.4 7.8 1.7 9.6
Pennsylvania 1,448 84.9 1,684 88.1 1,525 84.7 3.7 -3.9 -0.3
Rhode Island 281 66.9 257 54.1 267 63.7 -19.2 17.7 -4.8
South Carolina 456 68.2 371 66.0 364 64.3 -3.2 -2.7 -5.7
South Dakota 84 60.7 94 44.7 97 60.8 -26.4 36.1 0.2
Tennessee 381 68.5 430 70.0 638 69.3 2.2 -1 1.1
Texas 2,060 73.7 2,039 70.6 2,317 55.6 -4.2 -21.2 -24.5
Utah 368 72.8 303 57.8 348 48.3 -20.7 -16.4 -33.7
Vermont 139 87.1 116 87.9 116 85.3 1 -2.9 -2
Virginia 322 52.5 445 69.7 493 68.2 32.7 -2.2 29.9
Washington 1,046 64.8 1,139 63.9 1,203 83.8 -1.4 31.1 29.3
West Virginia 312 43.6 352 49.7 362 63.3 14.1 27.2 45.1
Wisconsin 637 85.1 734 89.1 753 84.7 4.7 -4.9 -0.4
Wyoming 45 55.6 61 54.1 46 78.3 -2.6 44.7 40.9
Puerto Rico 349 11.2 246 16.7 250 10.4 49.1 -37.6 -6.9
Total 46,367 74.8 50,396 75.2 50,565 74.3 0.4 -1.2 -0.7
Notes:
  1. Invalid or missing subsidy data are excluded from these analyses.
  2. 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.

Source: AFCARS 1999-2001, adoption data.

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