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Agency statistics for 2016

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF ADOPTIONS……….........   36

AVERAGE NUMBER OF WAITING FAMILIES,,,,,38

AVERAGE (MEAN) WAITING TIME 13.8 months  (median: 14 months)

ONCE MATCHED WITH A BIRTH MOTHER, THE MEDIAN WAIT TO ADOPT:   2 MONTHS

38% (1.0 month), 57% (2-3 months), 5% (4 months)

 

METHODS USED

Traditional Placements........ 81%

Networking...........................19%

 

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION

Illinois 52%             Indiana…..48%

 

ADOPTIONS THAT FELL THROUGH: 21% of matches fell through after the birth

 

LENGTH OF WAIT UNTIL PLACEMENT                                                                                                                                  %                   Cumulative

Within 12 months 52% 52%  
Between 13 months and 18 months 14% 66%  
Between 19 and 24 months 24% 90%  
Over 2 years 10% 100%  

 

AVERAGE COST ......................................................    $28,207    (Average cost of subsidized placements: $23,492)

These cost estimates include birth parent expenses (averaging $2,314) and agency expenses (averaging $573).

                                                            %             Cumulative

  • $20,000-25,999....................  41%                41%
  • $26,000-$29,999................... 47%                88%
  • Over 30,000.......................... 12%               100%

 

 These statistics reflect data for clients in the agency's domestic adoption program.

Legal Fees are extra and paid directly to your attorney. The typical fees -- including court costs -- average between $2,000 to $2,500 depending on the state.

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