Substitute Care vs. Adoption/Guardianship cases
FY90-FY02

In FY2000, the number of children in state-supported Adoption and Guardianship settings exceeded the number of children in substitute care placements for the first time.

Fiscal

Sub. Care

Adop/Guard

Year

Cases

Cases

90

19,577

4,697

91

22,841

5,037

92

28,764

5,239

93

33,088

5,926

94

40,831

7,011

95

47,673

8,174

96

50,038

9,736

97

50,735

11,539

98

46,125

17,160

99

37,945

25,709

00

30,648

32,489

01*

26,745

37,570

02*

24,130

41,415

*Projected

Substitute care includes foster care, residential care and independent living.