Interstate movement of children receiving adoption assistance.
Gilmore, Ursula. Oppenheim, Elizabeth.
American Public Human Services Association.
iv, 20 p.
Published: December 2003
Publication Information: Washington, DC : American Public Human Services Association.
Available from: American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Sponsoring Organization: Children's Bureau
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This study was undertaken by the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA) to provide a better understanding of the number of special needs children receiving adoption assistance across the country, how many of these children reside in states other than the adoption assistance state, and how these numbers change over time. In addition to providing a national picture of the number of children receiving adoption assistance, the systematic tracking of interstate cases provides states with a critical tool for improved decision-making in program planning and the provision of needed medical and post-adoption services for children being adopted or moving across state lines. Based on an analysis of the data provided by states, this report contains the following types of information: (1) A national overview of the number of children receiving Title IV-E and state-funded adoption assistance, (2) The total number of children receiving Title IV-E and state-funded adoption assistance who are residing in states other than the state providing the adoption assistance, (3) A state-by-state compilation of thenumber of children residing in each state who are receiving adoption assistance from another state, and (4) Baseline data on why special needs children initially move outside the adoption assistance state (i.e., were they initially adopted across state lines or did they move after the finalization of the adoption?). (Author abstract modified)
interstate adoption; adoption subsidies; asfa; icama; icpc; aphsa; title iv e; data analysis