Understanding Adoption Subsidies: An Analysis of AFCARS Data. Median Monthly Adoption Subsidy Amount by Age, by State, FY 2001

Table A-7.
Median Monthly Adoption Subsidy Amount by Age, by State, FYВ 2001
State Age at Adoption State Ranking
0 to 5 6 to 12 13 to 17 Total
Children with Subsidy ($) Children with Subsidy ($) Children with Subsidy ($) Children with Subsidy ($)
Alabama 50 241 55 241 6 241 111 241 39
Alaska 138 653 118 603 15 689 271 650 4
Arizona 330 479 291 479 66 479 687 479 18
Arkansas 114 400 109 425 39 475 262 425 23
California 4,795 405 3,507 471 680 569 8,982 441 20
Colorado 263 401 208 601 44 786 515 510 15
Connecticut 29 638 42 659 2 727 73 659 3
Delaware 60 479 47 518 5 543 112 479 18
District of Columbia 37 741 80 741 13 817 130 741 2
Florida 603 295 430 304 90 364 1,123 300 37
Georgia 168 388 193 411 51 433 412 411 24
Hawaii 118 529 84 529 14 529 216 529 12
Idaho 56 251 36 365 12 410 104 275 38
Illinois 1,564 369 1,970 410 383 444 3,917 410 25
Indiana* 102 169 150 162 42 194 294 171 41
Iowa 225 587 214 904 65 971 504 856 1
Kansas 106 304 136 400 53 400 295 400 29
Kentucky 130 600 178 600 56 722 364 600 6
Louisiana 156 273 220 392 52 395 428 353 35
Maine 163 581 141 772 37 733 341 650 4
Maryland 338 600 378 535 80 550 796 543 11
Massachusetts 309 454 285 471 50 522 644 471 19
Michigan 1,253 439 1,350 731 265 846 2,868 591 7
Minnesota 277 397 257 552 27 612 561 427 22
Mississippi*                  
Missouri 532 225 409 275 111 304 1,052 275 38
Montana 103 388 111 399 34 508 248 408 26
Nebraska 90 421 85 641 26 627 201 527 13
Nevada*                  
New Hampshire 35 535 38 600 6 708 79 552 9
New Jersey 495 412 361 457 43 516 899 437 21
New Mexico* 48 487 72 520 15 545 135 503 16
New York*                  
North Carolina 566 315 479 365 125 415 1,170 365 32
North Dakota 39 396 36 388 16 558 91 402 28
Ohio 1,111 471 815 517 190 575 2,116 500 17
Oklahoma 346 300 438 360 115 420 899 360 33
Oregon 498 369 463 500 77 540 1,038 400 29
Pennsylvania 581 450 610 522 177 600 1,368 510 15
Rhode Island 148 387 98 418 19 422 265 407 27
South Carolina 165 332 155 359 44 425 364 359 34
South Dakota 35 390 25 390 3 469 63 390 31
Tennessee 131 362 306 313 80 422 517 402 28
Texas 974 516 610 516 97 516 1,681 516 14
Utah 144 270 105 348 17 411 266 300 37
Vermont 41 478 44 567 14 789 99 549 10
Virginia 160 294 215 344 49 436 424 344 36
Washington 645 531 414 612 48 728 1,107 572 8
West Virginia 119 400 124 400 34 456 277 400 29
Wisconsin 326 518 322 796 48 1,002 696 639 5
Wyoming 9 399 26 399 4 399 39 399 30
Puerto Rico 9 207 17 174 5 174 31 174 40
Total 18,734 406 16,857 471 3,544 522 39,135 444  
Notes:
  1. Adoption subsidy amounts exclude deferred payment amounts.
  2. 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.
  3. Each state was ranked according to their median monthly subsidy amount.
  4. 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 data.

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