Summary of State Adoption Assistance Programs

This table reflects the basic rates of all states. Access the pdf to view a larger table of state by state occurrences with other criteria such as nonrecurring expenses, subsidized guardianship, residential treatment, subsidy available after age 18, etc.

State Date Updated Maximum Basic Rates (per month)
    Age 2 Age 9 Age 16
AL 2016 462 488 501
AK 2011 746 – 1590 746 – 1590 746 – 1590
AZ 2015 590 590 652
AR 2014 410 440 500
CA 2015 688 783 859
CO 2011 Varies by county Varies by county Varies by county
CT 2015 779 788 856
DE 2012 397 397 511
DC 2015 1,011 1,011 1,138
FL 2015 417 417 417
GA 2015 441 463 486
HI 2014 576 650 676
ID 2014 329 366 487
IL 2012 384 410 445
IN 2010 512 512 512
IA 2012 478 497 551
KS 2014 500 500 500
KY 2015 690 690 751
LA 2011 330 363 406
ME 2011 797 797 797
MD 2015 835 835 850
MA 2012 631 710 752
MI 2013 534 534 637
MN 2015* 283 670 790
MS 2013 325 355 400
MO 2014 232 283 313
MT 2016 550 550 658
NE 2014 597 822 1047
NV 2014 591 591 682
NH 2012 480 520 619
NJ 2013 738 818 877
NM 2014 483 516 542
NY 2013 497 Metro;
 453 Upstate 586 Metro;
 545 Upstate 678 Metro;
 631 Upstate
NC 2012 475 581 634
ND 2014 752 862 945
OH 2014 Varies by county Varies by county Varies by county
OK 2015 506 583 646
OR 2012 575 655 741
PA 2014 Varies by county Varies by county Varies by county
RI 2012 436 414 479
SC 2015 332 359 425
SD 2014 518 518 622
TN 2014 731 731 831
TX 2014 400 400 400
UT 2014 187 199 211
VT 2014 522 580 640
VA 2015 462 541 686
WA 2016 450 546 562
WV 2015 600 600 600
WI 2015 384 420 499
WY 2014 399 399 399

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.

* Minnesota’s information reflects information for adoptions completed since January 1, 2015 under Northstar Care for Children, but not for Legacy Adoption Assistance agreements completed prior to January 1, 2015. Also note that rates vary depending on age to permanency, see profile for further information.

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