Groups Partner to Produce State-by-State Adoption Profiles

The North American Council on Adoptable Children has partnered with the State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center (SPARC) to produce a state-by-state look at key adoption trends and data.

The sheets, accessible by clicking here and selecting a state from the interactive map, was created mostly from 2011 figures in the federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).

Each profile includes the following:

  • The average length of time that children waited in foster care to be adopted
  • Age breakdowns of children waiting to be adopted
  • The racial breakdown of children waiting to be adopted, and children who have been adopted
  • Outcome statistics for all children in foster care (adoption, reunification, etc.)
  • Total number of youth who aged out of foster care without a legal family
  • Breakdown of relationship between adopter and adoptee prior to finalization
  • How the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act has impacted the state

John Kelly is the editor-in-chief of The Imprint

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