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Services for Children and Families (Foster Care/Adoption) and Related Programs

4800-0038

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $337,607,238 $337,607,238
FY17 $340,442,911 $332,987,350
FY16 $342,674,413 $329,056,474
FY15 $328,966,585 $313,786,727
FY14 $316,605,037 $299,846,602
FY13 $311,288,675 $290,299,032
FY12 $308,578,301 $283,007,069
FY11 $323,114,030 $287,883,594
FY10 $335,884,716 $293,440,713
FY09 $354,189,417 $306,416,410
FY08 $348,537,467 $297,362,284
FY07 $350,934,129 $288,697,168
FY06 $340,155,745 $272,741,996
FY05 $338,618,784 $261,626,384
FY04 $332,820,270 $249,645,585
FY03 $321,414,119 $235,886,714
FY02 $339,921,931 $244,092,312
FY01 $314,598,198 $221,977,091
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Services for Children and Families (Foster Care/Adoption) and Related Programs
3.1%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Funding for family supports both for adoption, foster care, and kinship care, as well as funding to support the preservation of biological families were in separate line items in some years, and in consolidated line items in other years. All of these line items are grouped together.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

Services for Children and Families funds foster care and adoption services for clients of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Services are delivered by organizations that partner with DCF, with the aim of providing a permanent family for every child.

DCF strives to find the safest and most stable placement for every child who cannot live safely at home. DCF first looks for a family member (kinship care), and overall, about a quarter of children who need to be placed outside the home are placed with kin. If a kinship placement is not possible, DCF then turns to a non-kinship foster home.

In most foster care cases, the goal is to reunify children with their families. For some children, the goal is to identify an adoptive family, or find a permanent guardian.

Foster care families (both kinship and non-kinship) receive a stipend from DCF. Other supports that can be available to the child, their parents, and the foster family include:

  • counseling services for children and their parents
  • substance abuse treatment
  • services that help young parents towards reunification
  • adoption assessments for children who have been in foster care over 12 months
  • post-adoption support services

Updated, April 2016

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $337,607,238 $337,607,238
FY18 Leg $337,607,238 $337,607,238
FY18 Sen $342,531,283 $342,531,283
FY18 SWM $341,471,283 $341,471,283
FY18 Hou $339,816,737 $339,816,737
FY18 HWM $339,531,737 $339,531,737
FY18 Gov $339,531,738 $339,531,738
FY17 $340,442,911 $332,987,350

Notes

  • Funding for family supports both for adoption, foster care, and kinship care, as well as funding to support the preservation of biological families were in separate line items in some years, and in consolidated line items in other years. All of these line items are grouped together.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.