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Summary of State Adoption Assistance Programs

May 2014

State

Date Updated

Maximum Basic Rates (per month)

Specialized Rates
(age 8)

Nonrecurring Expenses

Subsidized Guardianship

Residential Treatment (not covered thru Medicaid)

Subsidy after age 18?

Tuition Waiver

 

 

Age 2

Age 9

Age 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

April 2014

432

456

468

506 to 1079

1000

Yes

No

Yes, in some circumstances

No

AK

April 2011

746 – 1590

746 – 1590

746 – 1590

+ 455

 

2000

Yes, for children age 10 or older

No

No, but resources may be available if child adopted after age 16

No

AZ

May 2013

590

590

652

706-1072

2000

Yes

Possibly. Request special service adoption subsidy.

Yes, in some circumstances

No

AR

October 2014

410

440

500

basic rate +460 or SSI rate +460

1500

Yes

No, though possibly if adoption has not been finalized.

No if state subsidy; In some circumstances if Title IV-E.

No

CA

May 2013

640

729

799

+Special Care Increment (varies by county), regional center clients up to $3006

400

Yes

Yes, 18 month limit.

Yes, in some circumstances

No

CO

July 2011

Varies by county

Varies by county

Varies by county

Yes

800

Yes

Yes, if child placed through county

Yes, in some circumstances

No

CT

April 2014

779

788

856

Up to 1413

750

Yes

Yes, subsidy re-negotiated

Financial subsidy ends; medical subsidy to age 21

Yes

DE

August 2012

397

397

511

Level of Care rates

2000

No

Yes, through DPBHS

Yes, in some circumstances

No

DC

July 2012

945

945

1063

963-1201

2000

Yes

Yes, limited, case by case basis

To 21 if adopted after 5/7/2010; case by case if adopted before 5/7/2010.

No

FL

May 2014

417

417

417

Up to therapeutic or medically fragile foster care rate

1000

No, but has a Relative Caregiver Program with subsidy.

No, but subsidy may be re-negotiated

Subsidy ends at 18

Yes, for FL public schools

GA

March 2014

441

463

486

Yes

1500

No

Through Mental Health, dependent on fund availability

Yes, in some circumstances

No, but subsidy may continue to age 21 while child if youth is in college

HI

October 2014

576

650

676

570

2000

Yes

Yes, if insured

Yes, in some circumstances

No

ID

October 2014

329

366

487

+90 to +240

2000

Yes

No, but may qualify through Children's Mental Health

No

No

IL

May 2012

384

410

445

Yes

1500

Yes

No but assists families in finding funding

To 19 if still in high school, to 21 if disabled

By application, 48 scholarships awarded annually

IN

January 2010

512

512

512

512

1500

No, but does have a TANF-funded program for kinship

Only in the case of abuse and neglect by adoptive parents

Yes, in some circumstances

No but part of federal program for children adopted > 16

IA

March 2012

478

497

551

643 – 935, + 1 time payment for 3+ sibling group

500 (+2000 for pre-placement expenses)

No

No, unless child is placed in state's custody

To 21 if disabled and a dependent

No

KS

July 2014

500

500

500

SSI, or case by case

2000

Yes

No

May continue if still in high school; to 21 if disabled

No

KY

October 2013

690

690

751

757-1716

1000

No.

Yes, 90 day limit

To 19 or graduation if in high school; to 21 if disabled

Yes

LA

June 2011

330

363

406

+ 258

1000

Kinship only

No

No

No

ME

April 2011

797

797

797

Up to 1821

2000

Yes

Yes, through Division of Children's Behavioral Health

Yes in some circumstances

Yes

MD

September 2011

835

835

850

up to 2000

2000

Yes

Yes through Local Management Boards

Up to 21 if in school or disabled

Yes

MA

September 2012

631

710

752

up to 7.50/hr 
for svcs

400

Yes

Yes, through DCF office

Up to 21 if in school or disabled

Yes, until 25

MI

April 2013

534

534

637

+150 to 540

2000

No

Yes, thru Medical Subsidy program

Yes in some circumstances

No, but there is a program that adoptees may be eligible for called TIP

MN

October 2014

247

277

337

+ 150 
to 500

2000

Kinship only

Yes, at county discretion

May extend to 21 if in school or disabled

No

MS

July 2013

325

355

400

Up to 900

1000

no

no

May extend to 21 if disabled

No

MO

October 2010

232

283

313

671

2000

kinship only

yes, thru Special Serv Program

May extend to 21 if disabled

No

MT

October 2012

527

527

627

766

2000

yes

no

May extend to 21 if disabled

No

NE

March 2014

246

323

388

up to $1259 based on FCPAY chekclist

1500

yes

No

Until age 19

No

NV

October 2014

591

591

682

plus 30 
to 500

250

kinship only (age 62+)

Possibly through NV Child and Adolescent Services

No.

No

NH

October 2012

480

520

619

No

2000

No

No. Can access through Educ Dept or filing abuse/neglect, CHINS or delinquency petition

None

Yes

NJ

January 2013

738

818

877

Based on assessment tool

2000

Yes

Through Div of Child  Behavioral Health; costs may be excused if needs determined to be birth family history related

May continue to 21 if enrolled in secondary ed.

Yes

NM

August 2014

483

516

542

695

2000

No

Yes, through Medicaid or adoption assistance for non IV-E children

Until 21 if medically fragile

No

NY

April 2013

497 Metro;
453 Upstate

586 Metro;
545 Upstate

678 Metro;
631 Upstate

up to 1103 to 1672

2000

No

Parents may or may not be charged for services.

Up to 21

No

NC

July 2012

475

581

634

800 to 1600

2000

No

Up to $2400/year may be covered

No

No

ND

October 2014

752

862

945

+ 50 to 150 to unspecified

2000

Yes

No

May go to 21 if enrolled in secondary ed. or disabled.

No

OH

June 2014

Varies by county

Varies by county

Varies by county

Varies by county, statewide maxiumu of $1045 which can be exceed with exceptions

1000

No, very limited Kinship Permanency Incentive Program (KPIP)

Yes, thru PASSS program or State Interdepartmental Cluster program

Until 21 if disabled

No

OK

October 2014

348

406

460

+ 50 to 400

1200/2000

Kinship only, limited

No

Until 19 if in school or disabled

No, but have OHLAP program

OR

January 2012

575

655

741

+ 212 to 850

1500

Kinship only but inclusive definition

Yes if arranged through Mental Health program

Yes in some circumstances

No

PA

September 2014

Varies by county

Varies by county

Varies by county

Varies

2000

Yes

No

Yes in some circumstances

No

RI

September 2012

436

414

479

Case by case

400

Yes

DCYF may assume costs

Possibly until 21 if disabled

Yes

SC

May 2012

332

359

425

Case by case

1500

No

Possibly through regional office

May continue to 21 if in school or disabled

No

SD

October 2014

518

518

622

No

1500

Yes

Case by case, time-limited (initially 3-6 months)

May continue until high school graduation

No

TN

October 2014

731

731

831

Up to $1800

1500

Yes

Yes, thru TennCare

Until 21 in some circumstances. See profile.

No

TX

May 2014

400

400

400

545

1200

Permanency Care Assistance for kinship

Yes, but limited, short term

Until 21 in some circumstances

Yes

UT

October 2014

187

199

211

898

2000

Yes but some regions not funding

No. Parents use subsidy to cover costs not covered by Medicaid

May continue to 21 if disabled

No

VT

September 2012

522

580

640

756

2000

Yes, kinship only

Yes through community mental health

Until 21 if disabled, may continue beyond 18 if still in high school

No

VA

March 2014

448

525

666

Yes, based on local rates

2000

(Planned for Oct 2012)

Yes, thru Special Serv Payment (new requirements exist since this posting)

Until 21 if disabled

Yes

WA

January 2012

339

401

461

543-1042

1500

Yes for kinship through Relative Guardianship Assistance Program

May be available thru a DSHS program

May continue to 21 if still in high school

No

WV

November 2010

600

600

600

764

1000

Yes

If child is placed in temporary DHHR custody

May continue to 21 if in school or disabled

For children adopted at age 16+

WI

July 2008

349

381

452

Up to 2000

2000

Pilot in 1 county

Yes

Up to 19 if high school student; up to 21 if in HS or disabled

No

WY

October 2014

399

399

399

Up to foster care rate based on need of child.

2000

Yes

Yes but child must be declared "in need of supervision" or a delinquency petition or an abuse and neglect petition must be filed

No, unless disabled

No but a scholarship is available to all WY HS grads who attend a WY college

Note: Some states reported their rates in per diem and weekly amounts. For comparison, NACAC displays all state data in monthly rates. Rates are rounded to the near Note: Some states reported their rates in per diem and weekly amounts. For comparison, NACAC displays all state data in monthly rates. Rates are rounded to the nearest dollar.