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 2017 AGENCY STATISTICS 

 

# Of DOMESTIC ADOPTIONS…44                                                           

TIME FRAME (measured from the completion of home study until placement): Average waiting time (mean):  10.5 months                                                                                                                                             

                                                                    %    Cumulative      

Under 6 months                                               33%     33%                           

7 - 12 months                                                   43%      76%

12 - 18 months                                                 14%      90%

18 months +                                                     10%     100%               

 

Once matched with a birthmother, the median wait until birth: 1.5 months

  • 38% (baby was born or about to be) 

  • 10% (1 month) 

  • 24% (1-2 months) 

  • 24% (3-4 months)  

  • 4% (5 months)

 

METHODS USED

Networking………................10%

Traditional Placements……………………90%

 

Fall Throughs: 25% of matches fell through shortly before or immediately after birth    

Average cost………………...$27,254    Subsidized Placements….…$24,477  

  • 38% of placements were subsidized (includes sliding fee scale)

  • Cost includes birth parent expenses (averaging $2,366) and agency expenses (averaging $616)

  • Legal Fees are paid directly to the attorney and vary per state

All Programs:              %     Cumulative

$20,000 - $24,999…...47%      47%                            

$25,000 - $29,999…...32%      79%                

$30,000 +....................21%    100%

  • Costs include everything except travel and miscellaneous. No substantial medical expenses for birth mothers were paid in 2017. 

  • Legal fees and court costs averaging between $2,000 to $2,500

  • These statistics reflect 2017 data for clients in the ACFB domestic program

 

 

 

 

 

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