Understanding Adoption Subsidies: An Analysis of AFCARS Data. Proportion of Adopted Children Meeting Special Needs Criteria, by State, FY 2001

Table A-2.
Proportion of Adopted Children Meeting Special Needs Criteria, by State, FY 2001
State Age at Adoption
Total 0 to 5 6 to 12 13 to 17
Adopted Children Special Needs Children % Adopted Children Special Needs Children % Adopted Children Special Needs Children % Adopted Children Special Needs Children %
Alabama 237 111 46.8 117 50 42.7 107 55 51.4 13 6 46.2
Alaska 278 278 100.0 143 143 100.0 119 119 100.0 16 16 100.0
Arizona 938 780 83.2 469 353 75.3 388 351 90.5 81 76 93.8
Arkansas 361 347 96.1 154 147 95.5 160 157 98.1 47 43 91.5
California 9,822 9,591 97.6 5,353 5,173 96.6 3,740 3,695 98.8 729 723 99.2
Colorado* 342 211 61.7 223 113 50.7 105 85 81.0 14 13 92.9
Connecticut 444 0 0.0 246 0 0.0 171 0 0.0 27 0 0.0
Delaware 115 112 97.4 62 60 96.8 48 47 97.9 5 5 100.0
District of Columbia 226 221 97.8 61 56 91.8 144 144 100.0 21 21 100.0
Florida 1,712 1,643 96.0 904 856 94.7 656 638 97.3 152 149 98.0
Georgia 895 431 48.2 404 176 43.6 404 203 50.2 87 52 59.8
Hawaii 260 246 94.6 155 147 94.8 89 86 96.6 16 13 81.3
Idaho 123 113 91.9 67 60 89.6 41 40 97.6 15 13 86.7
Illinois 4,095 4,014 98.0 1,661 1,580 95.1 2,031 2,031 100.0 403 403 100.0
Indiana* 155 117 75.5 64 40 62.5 69 57 82.6 22 20 90.9
Iowa 659 374 56.8 302 120 39.7 265 190 71.7 92 64 69.6
Kansas 423 314 74.2 179 124 69.3 183 136 74.3 61 54 88.5
Kentucky 571 295 51.7 226 106 46.9 266 142 53.4 79 47 59.5
Louisiana 470 376 80.0 178 124 69.7 234 194 82.9 58 58 100.0
Maine 363 159 43.8 176 80 45.5 148 69 46.6 39 10 25.6
Maryland 812 796 98.0 353 337 95.5 379 379 100.0 80 80 100.0
Massachusetts 776 768 99.0 388 386 99.5 328 325 99.1 60 57 95.0
Michigan 2,975 2,489 83.7 1,336 1,084 81.1 1,370 1,183 86.4 269 222 82.5
Minnesota* 363 299 82.4 132 88 66.7 209 191 91.4 22 20 90.9
Mississippi 264 217 82.2 111 66 59.5 121 119 98.3 32 32 100.0
Missouri 1,051 844 80.3 518 395 76.3 409 343 83.9 124 106 85.5
Montana 275 231 84.0 123 79 64.2 117 117 100.0 35 35 100.0
Nebraska 292 270 92.5 129 115 89.1 130 122 93.8 33 33 100.0
Nevada 242 233 96.3 149 143 96.0 81 78 96.3 12 12 100.0
New Hampshire 95 95 100.0 45 45 100.0 44 44 100.0 6 6 100.0
New Jersey 1,025 920 89.8 591 523 88.5 384 353 91.9 50 44 88.0
New Mexico 369 352 95.4 140 130 92.9 194 189 97.4 35 33 94.3
New York 3,888 3,726 95.8 1,361 1,246 91.6 1,971 1,932 98.0 556 548 98.6
North Carolina 1,298 1,210 93.2 643 590 91.8 520 491 94.4 135 129 95.6
North Dakota 145 101 69.7 87 43 49.4 41 41 100.0 17 17 100.0
Ohio 2,149 2,146 99.9 1,113 1,111 99.8 838 838 100.0 198 197 99.5
Oklahoma 955 912 95.5 391 355 90.8 448 441 98.4 116 116 100.0
Oregon 1,071 1,059 98.9 520 515 99.0 474 468 98.7 77 76 98.7
Pennsylvania 1,560 860 55.1 686 398 58.0 681 362 53.2 193 100 51.8
Rhode Island 267 123 46.1 149 57 38.3 99 55 55.6 19 11 57.9
South Carolina 373 345 92.5 173 157 90.8 155 144 92.9 45 44 97.8
South Dakota 97 97 100.0 52 52 100.0 39 39 100.0 6 6 100.0
Tennessee 638 516 80.9 235 133 56.6 323 303 93.8 80 80 100.0
Texas 2,312 2,087 90.3 1,351 1,129 83.6 828 825 99.6 133 133 100.0
Utah 348 328 94.3 217 203 93.5 114 109 95.6 17 16 94.1
Vermont 115 115 100.0 50 50 100.0 49 49 100.0 16 16 100.0
Virginia 493 322 65.3 199 101 50.8 238 177 74.4 56 44 78.6
Washington 1,203 852 70.8 703 505 71.8 445 310 69.7 55 37 67.3
West Virginia 326 326 100.0 136 136 100.0 149 149 100.0 41 41 100.0
Wisconsin 753 714 94.8 382 348 91.1 323 318 98.5 48 48 100.0
Wyoming 46 42 91.3 14 12 85.7 27 26 96.3 5 4 80.0
Puerto Rico 248 67 27.0 124 16 12.9 99 36 36.4 25 15 60.0
Total 49,313 43,195 87.6 23,745 20,056 84.5 20,995 18,995 90.5 4,573 4,144 90.6
Notes:
  1. Special needs is defined per each state's eligibility criteria for an adoption subsidy under Title IV-E.
  2. Missing data are excluded from these analyses.
  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 special needs data for more than 30 percent of their cases.

Source: AFCARS 2001, adoption data.

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