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Discharge to Adoption Within 2 Years of Removal Summary and Child Detail

Background of the Reports

These two reports identify the children who did and those who did not meet the national standard for the length of time to adoption. The federal definition of this indicator is: Of all children who exited care to a finalized adoption, what percentage exited care in less than 24 months from the time of the latest removal from home. The national standard is 32%.

Purpose of the Reports

OCFS is, through its PIP (Program Improvement Plan), identifying policy, programmatic and practice steps to be taken to improve this rate. These reports are intended to help identify potential systemic factors contributing to what is a success for some children and what may be barriers for others. Key pieces of information from CCRS are presented. Further details of foster care outcomes are available in CCRS and/or the local case records.

Report Description

The Discharge to Adoption within 2 Years of Removal rate is derived from New York's AFCARS submissions. The following definition is used by the Children's Bureau for length of time to adoption: The universe (or base population) is a count of unique (distinct) children who were adopted during a federal fiscal year. The numerator for this population is a unique count of children whose adoption occurred within two years of removal. Success is considered any rate above the National Standard of 32%.

For More Information

From any District, you may drill to a Detail report, which will list each of the District's children included in the universe, information about that child and how that child contributed to the district's rate. If the District is no longer responsible for the child, the values for office, unit and worker will be empty.