Health and Family

Adoption

Adoption

Graphs at a Glance

Percent of Population without Health Insurance, by State

Adoption Rates per 100,000 Children,
by State, 2005-2014

Percentage of Foster Kids Adopted

Percentage of Eligible Foster Children Adopted
by State, 2005-2014




Reasons Children Exit Foster Care

Reason   2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Reunited with parent or primary caregiver No. 987 1,102 972 910 888 808 760
% 30% 31% 29% 28% 30% 29% 28%
Living with other relatives No. 563 683 605 621 463 479 541
% 17% 19% 18% 19% 16% 17% 20%
Adopted No. 654 661 692 770 812 694 753
% 20% 19% 21% 24% 27% 25% 28%
Emancipated (aged out) No. 1,013 1,029 1,015 829 743 691 580
% 31% 29% 30% 26% 25% 25% 21%
Living with guardian No. - - - - - - -
% - - - - - - -
Transferred to another agency No. 29 31 31 83 74 131 92
% 1% 1% 1% 3% 2% 5% 3%
Ran away No. 25 20 20 6 3 1 1
% 1% 1% 1% <1% <1% <1% <1%
Died No. 7 6 6 5 3 9 8
% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1%