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Increase Exits from Foster Care to Permanence through Adoption

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Trends: Exits from Foster Care to Adoption

This table shows the percentage of children in foster care on the first day of the year who were in foster care for at least 17 months who were adopted by the end of the year.    

To view Exits from Foster Care to Adoption, select a jurisdiction and click "View Data" below.  You may also compare data to the national median, which is a comparison that is made in the Child Welfare Outcomes Report to Congress  (2002-2005) .  Comparisons of states should be considered cautiously given the significant differences in state policies regarding placement and permanency.

  • United States
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
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· How do federal, state and local policy and practice changes account for the trend?

· How does your state’s timeliness to adoption compare to the national median?

· What can additional data tell you about whether or not children who are adopted are in stable homes, as evidenced by dissolution and disruption rates?

· What can additional data (age, race, etc.) tell us about children who are adopted or still in care after 24, 36, and 48 months and the barriers to timely adoption?