Understanding Adoption Subsidies: An Analysis of AFCARS Data. Median Months from Most Recent Entry into Out-of-Home Care to Adoption, by Child's Age at Adoption, by State, FY 2001

Table A-1.
Median Months from Most Recent Entry into Out-of-Home Care to Adoption, by Child's Age at Adoption, by State, FY 2001
State Age at Adoption Total
0 to 5 6 to 12 13 to 17
Adopted Children Median Months Adopted Children Median Months Adopted Children Median Months Total Adopted Children Median
Months
Alabama 80 34.8 73 52.4 5 117.5 158 46.0
Alaska 113 29.2 76 42.2 9 68.3 198 35.6
Arizona 414 28.4 330 38.1 64 50.4 808 32.7
Arkansas 146 26.0 150 33.7 46 38.4 342 28.9
California 3,915 31.5 2,661 49.1 483 61.9 7,059 38.8
Colorado 216 18.2 160 24.0 44 20.0 420 20.6
Connecticut 215 36.0 155 56.0 22 62.9 392 46.2
Delaware 62 33.0 49 41.6 3 50.6 114 39.7
District of Columbia 15 42.0 31 54.2 7 49.4 53 53.5
Florida 743 28.6 522 46.3 117 48.2 1,382 34.1
Georgia 420 30.0 414 51.5 78 66.3 912 40.1
Hawaii 166 20.2 93 32.6 12 34.4 271 23.7
Idaho 56 25.6 35 41.9 12 31.3 103 28.8
Illinois 1,538 37.1 1,840 69.1 346 74.5 3,724 51.0
Indiana 477 27.4 444 39.2 127 53.8 1,048 32.4
Iowa 252 22.3 217 33.6 68 38.7 537 27.0
Kansas 14 24.5 6 50.5 0 0.0 20 27.1
Kentucky 202 31.1 228 45.7 69 44.8 499 40.1
Louisiana 179 30.9 228 48.9 56 57.3 463 41.8
Maine 141 32.2 114 49.1 23 80.3 278 42.2
Maryland 250 35.2 277 68.8 56 75.1 583 49.9
Massachusetts 386 31.2 345 54.9 65 62.6 796 40.3
Michigan 802 26.2 766 32.5 138 35.5 1,706 29.6
Minnesota 234 24.1 183 37.9 19 69.4 436 30.1
Mississippi 94 32.2 92 52.6 24 61.1 210 40.2
Missouri 531 26.5 401 44.8 103 46.2 1,035 32.8
Montana 125 23.6 92 38.4 24 55.8 241 30.0
Nebraska 7 39.8 11 68.0 0 0.0 18 56.9
Nevada 22 29.9 14 72.9 4 124.8 40 49.5
New Hampshire 36 37.6 28 56.2 5 33.9 69 41.5
New Jersey 501 35.0 309 57.7 42 77.1 852 43.3
New Mexico 97 26.4 134 37.4 22 33.1 253 32.5
New York 1,357 40.5 1,901 76.9 512 100.5 3770 59.2
North Carolina 561 28.1 493 40.3 121 41.0 1,175 33.3
North Dakota 41 21.3 20 39.8 15 47.9 76 30.3
Ohio 910 27.2 608 41.7 153 52.5 1,671 33.3
Oklahoma 388 27.4 420 43.2 110 43.4 918 33.9
Oregon 516 30.9 448 47.0 67 61.4 1,031 40.4
Pennsylvania 723 29.0 761 54.4 194 62.4 1,678 41.0
Rhode Island 86 22.3 54 39.5 8 35.9 148 25.6
South Carolina 188 31.9 162 56.7 45 62.0 395 40.3
South Dakota 67 19.2 25 35.5 4 40.4 96 23.9
Tennessee 239 31.9 319 64.8 81 79.3 639 53.0
Texas 1,110 20.2 700 32.7 112 39.2 1,922 23.9
Utah 199 14.2 104 26.4 15 42.3 318 17.3
Vermont 36 27.7 33 44.3 10 61.5 79 35.2
Virginia 174 30.4 195 48.0 38 56.3 407 37.3
Washington 628 28.1 371 45.0 46 50.9 1,045 33.1
West Virginia 135 27.1 145 38.4 40 50.5 320 34.2
Wisconsin 269 30.4 270 46.9 46 49.2 585 38.8
Wyoming 7 22.5 8 54.8 1 64.8 16 42.9
Puerto Rico 44 31.1 23 78.0 1 93.6 68 44.5
Total 20,127 29.7 17,538 49.3 3,712 59.0 41,377 38.1

Notes:

  1. Data are based on children who exited out-of-home care to adoption in the 2001 AFCARS reporting period (from the foster care data file), with valid entry and exit dates.
  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 2001, foster care data.

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