Understanding Adoption Subsidies: An Analysis of AFCARS Data. Median Monthly Adoption Subsidy Amount, by State, FY 1999-2001

Table A-8.
Median Monthly Adoption Subsidy Amount, by State, FYВ 1999-2001
State Median Monthly Adoption Subsidy Percent Change of Subsidy Amount
1999 2000 2001 1999-2000 2000-2001 1999-2001
Children with Subsidy ($) Children with Subsidy ($) Children with Subsidy ($) (%) (%) (%)
Alabama 78 241 91 241 111 241 0.0 0.0 0.0
Alaska 127 580 187 600 271 650 3.4 8.3 12.1
Arizona 553 479 663 479 687 479 0.0 0.0 0.0
Arkansas 250 425 239 425 262 425 0.0 0.0 0.0
California 5,058 384 7,810 418 8,982 441 8.9 5.5 14.8
Colorado 646 349 621 349 515 510 0.0 46.1 46.1
Connecticut 230 640 201 659 73 659 3.0 0.0 3.0
Delaware 28 439 73 451 112 479 2.7 6.2 9.1
District of Columbia 45 445 233 581 130 741 30.6 27.5 66.5
Florida 659 235 809 284 1123 300 20.9 5.6 27.7
Georgia 881 342 717 342 412 411 0.0 20.2 20.2
Hawaii 231 529 224 529 216 529 0.0 0.0 0.0
Idaho 88 378 102 318 104 275 -15.9 -13.5 -27.2
Illinois 6,766 375 5338 384 3,917 410 2.4 6.8 9.3
Indiana* 142 214 445 156 294 171 -27.1 9.6 -20.1
Iowa 575 1123 534 1,009 504 856 -10.2 -15.2 -23.8
Kansas 514 434 386 400 295 400 -7.8 0.0 -7.8
Kentucky* 167 446 128 446 364 600 0.0 34.5 34.5
Louisiana 302 357 422 409 428 353 14.6 -13.7 -1.1
Maine 186 611 356 383 341 650 -37.3 69.7 6.5
Maryland 567 542 534 542 796 543 0.0 0.1 0.1
Massachusetts 888 471 692 471 644 471 0.0 0.0 0.0
Michigan 2,357 556 2,687 579 2,868 591 4.1 2.1 6.3
Minnesota 627 427 605 522 561 427 22.2 -18.2 0.0
Mississippi*                  
Missouri 768 264 1,179 264 1,052 275 0.0 4.2 4.2
Montana 161 341 194 351 248 408 2.9 16.2 19.6
Nebraska 185 543 216 526 201 527 -3.2 0.3 -2.9
Nevada* 2 7,600 2 7,450 0 0 -2.0 0.0 0.0
New Hampshire 42 495 54 535 79 552 8.1 3.2 11.5
New Jersey 594 400 724 430 899 437 7.5 1.6 9.3
New Mexico* 1 10,000 0 0 135 503 0.0 0.0 -95.0
New York*                  
North Carolina 882 345 1,204 365 1,170 365 5.8 0.0 5.8
North Dakota 48 433 34 391 91 402 -9.8 2.9 -7.2
Ohio 1,393 397 1,851 470 2,116 500 18.4 6.4 25.9
Oklahoma 790 360 1,031 360 899 360 0.0 0.0 0.0
Oregon 547 360 767 377 1,038 400 4.7 6.1 11.1
Pennsylvania 1,264 465 1,549 464 1,368 510 -0.2 9.9 9.7
Rhode Island 162 12 256 303 265 407 2,425.0 34.3 3,291.7
South Carolina 435 332 354 359 364 359 8.1 0.0 8.1
South Dakota 80 371 48 382 63 390 2.8 2.2 5.1
Tennessee 302 335 350 345 517 402 3.0 16.5 20.0
Texas 1,926 475 1,896 475 1,681 516 0.0 8.6 8.6
Utah* 104 300 230 341 266 300 13.7 -12.0 0.0
Vermont 129 601 105 553 99 549 -8.0 -0.7 -8.7
Virginia 227 323 393 344 424 344 6.5 0.0 6.5
Washington 872 574 936 569 1,107 572 -1.0 0.6 -0.3
West Virginia* 89 400 99 400 277 400 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wisconsin 612 577 710 623 696 639 8.0 2.5 10.7
Wyoming 31 399 39 399 39 399 0.0 0.0 0.0
Puerto Rico 44 207 48 207 31 174 0.0 -15.9 -15.9
Total 33,655 404 38,366 425 39,135 444 5.2 4.5 9.9
Notes:
  1. Adoption subsidy amounts exclude deferred payment amounts.
  2. For 2001 analysis, 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. For 2000 analysis, 12 states (Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, West Virginia, and Wyoming) had missing or invalid subsidy amount data for at least 10 percent of their cases.
  4. For 1999 analysis, 16 states (Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming) 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 for at least one reporting year.

Source: AFCARS 1999-2001, adoption data.

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