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  Back Foster Care [nominal dollars]
  State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  United States 3,325,184,705 3,586,569,933 3,711,542,152 3,906,392,450 4,081,455,481 4,047,384,817 4,040,197,022 4,057,418,854 3,953,430,875 4,106,712,853 4,227,472,132
  District of Columbia 38,846,965 42,949,985 36,710,260 26,609,839 25,080,402 20,725,826 25,192,763 13,506,901 13,517,592 15,751,686 18,012,590
  Alabama 10,390,489 11,251,496 10,600,903 15,009,116 21,336,402 18,536,793 18,006,468 16,417,330 16,524,524 27,085,617 32,505,996
  Alaska 10,094,902 9,041,862 9,979,555 9,398,132 8,763,976 10,013,150 15,185,848 15,744,971 16,410,329 13,208,416 13,754,369
  Arizona 34,768,928 40,471,196 35,227,481 34,824,962 28,557,459 29,050,744 36,913,188 52,378,822 57,396,469 49,942,324 50,906,592
  Arkansas 19,433,453 22,588,601 28,707,253 18,931,729 19,822,826 20,337,283 23,083,290 19,710,283 16,045,798 25,366,314 25,620,943
  California 786,181,328 864,884,439 1,006,845,392 999,426,780 1,097,932,610 1,187,845,681 1,157,173,220 1,151,937,091 1,159,244,053 1,178,689,892 1,462,910,557
  Colorado 32,343,960 41,451,673 27,350,974 42,825,719 46,787,461 68,914,905 37,746,755 58,463,703 60,604,976 65,432,896 64,035,862
  Connecticut 83,600,016 89,292,036 94,483,272 92,798,102 48,401,380 57,302,656 78,761,122 79,596,227 78,478,647 91,844,577 66,438,248
  Delaware 7,182,034 8,221,640 11,595,183 10,021,943 10,368,703 7,942,556 6,769,467 5,822,783 5,126,176 5,425,929 4,113,141
  Florida 101,919,020 105,745,026 126,470,290 132,957,408 116,472,194 87,819,340 119,513,948 125,098,424 124,859,910 271,518,915 114,367,509
  Georgia 25,974,493 34,148,814 39,619,625 50,227,334 50,467,328 25,176,137 46,799,179 31,438,108 50,613,272 45,929,450 69,839,919
  Hawaii 13,989,669 14,351,217 16,121,952 16,552,966 15,260,054 15,857,416 19,119,029 19,280,817 19,236,151 19,863,978 20,025,397
  Idaho 7,086,556 7,312,783 5,426,869 4,452,143 4,481,629 4,812,576 5,478,951 6,027,857 6,158,003 5,617,932 6,314,437
  Illinois 271,414,396 267,395,358 291,687,731 282,388,907 316,086,934 348,025,207 286,847,371 241,121,293 227,328,530 188,610,494 173,932,441
  Indiana 30,867,954 41,955,984 26,958,147 24,386,010 35,364,217 33,066,777 33,475,834 73,132,310 50,902,801 58,801,431 60,133,280
  Iowa 19,186,265 22,445,565 24,589,789 19,718,922 15,270,564 14,828,021 17,893,723 17,892,283 18,788,376 21,295,675 21,226,366
  Kansas 12,478,862 29,314,240 35,767,780 33,649,623 25,395,052 27,835,800 28,994,389 25,621,364 27,795,431 30,736,551 13,405,249
  Kentucky 25,571,057 27,370,686 29,697,137 31,512,927 31,828,669 28,271,812 28,936,669 31,498,667 31,506,636 33,388,541 32,477,237
  Louisiana 34,311,602 31,095,416 28,549,912 28,738,292 36,055,575 39,450,542 44,588,541 42,947,473 42,010,811 39,078,144 37,072,149
  Maine 17,438,137 18,537,964 18,868,618 18,778,234 18,732,714 12,478,088 7,009,603 6,531,943 8,400,861 11,794,050 11,747,058
  Maryland 94,810,494 93,175,237 127,476,016 133,188,062 173,596,271 127,669,467 117,515,756 124,893,061 117,612,665 130,383,180 117,756,728
  Massachusetts 89,025,964 75,669,120 66,504,012 68,254,765 54,819,040 68,193,420 63,556,883 64,380,978 70,125,018 65,632,896 73,595,585
  Michigan 120,305,437 127,997,924 134,144,668 134,439,766 127,641,224 116,804,664 110,742,926 98,261,564 63,201,155 65,853,658 69,922,919
  Minnesota 53,144,170 66,009,875 69,030,513 72,090,215 66,863,918 64,171,156 60,850,239 69,556,254 52,144,431 46,582,900 43,834,378
  Mississippi 13,819,454 7,102,460 10,086,640 10,873,546 8,519,435 9,295,053 6,324,274 5,869,372 6,489,908 6,243,848 5,463,932
  Missouri 47,871,628 56,470,995 53,006,440 53,996,199 54,097,552 48,218,181 40,486,907 47,935,956 47,423,062 49,926,867 50,634,488
  Montana 9,365,584 5,446,199 7,151,402 6,684,298 6,035,042 4,637,933 8,381,664 7,870,456 7,789,583 8,951,679 7,838,070
  Nebraska 13,065,906 17,164,887 15,948,111 15,586,526 16,207,429 17,830,736 16,624,890 16,545,373 14,223,845 18,291,879 14,251,923
  Nevada 9,064,998 14,432,873 14,603,213 11,561,487 13,313,743 17,131,666 14,278,934 23,207,514 22,044,266 27,131,709 24,836,118
  New Hampshire 12,650,334 11,616,160 9,041,253 8,027,598 10,947,460 13,500,892 15,173,461 16,749,165 15,387,319 12,845,944 14,856,837
  New Jersey 39,746,780 45,438,089 59,154,159 60,642,667 74,535,142 56,658,743 53,148,107 55,339,860 69,798,186 58,117,612 52,874,446
  New Mexico 7,923,977 8,995,392 11,270,970 11,339,250 10,388,629 16,115,187 11,315,099 12,163,521 14,004,982 20,986,283 21,614,496
  New York 468,727,046 477,900,273 437,842,534 517,376,575 472,585,523 439,361,902 449,586,646 359,388,300 321,868,376 400,389,924 413,582,595
  North Carolina 46,403,947 48,028,233 54,913,455 57,253,148 52,019,107 41,501,708 55,043,050 57,957,974 66,165,955 66,375,906 67,008,196
  North Dakota 8,098,146 8,421,751 8,489,487 9,408,831 9,833,467 7,322,308 8,468,321 6,684,325 7,648,821 8,224,234 7,914,641
  Ohio 149,120,197 168,929,821 159,114,374 160,686,809 177,602,768 181,577,397 149,522,974 193,823,511 178,724,310 162,772,364 153,054,594
  Oklahoma 22,854,841 20,580,722 23,290,063 21,813,692 17,151,497 14,171,946 18,806,498 21,323,976 25,247,929 27,356,169 29,969,555
  Oregon 23,841,324 26,491,801 25,032,696 26,196,249 29,400,417 29,119,799 36,569,363 42,067,294 45,103,831 45,105,357 56,106,437
  Pennsylvania 225,423,114 287,017,085 206,950,112 275,630,204 306,012,187 282,930,385 331,358,020 353,385,781 303,297,920 216,444,306 229,811,227
  Rhode Island 13,761,016 11,464,477 11,850,109 12,530,805 13,204,557 13,141,534 9,459,704 10,781,759 11,908,644 12,654,632 12,701,850
  South Carolina 11,361,848 11,310,014 9,174,910 25,277,509 26,133,904 13,913,468 10,533,608 6,765,781 9,678,059 16,261,198 20,692,251
  South Dakota 2,672,685 3,389,159 4,116,376 4,270,501 4,385,651 4,213,805 4,132,068 3,628,734 3,957,054 3,978,662 4,235,439
  Tennessee 24,597,894 17,490,788 19,868,892 28,389,414 17,785,023 16,442,153 14,795,919 19,694,692 19,614,003 22,873,361 25,599,345
  Texas 58,158,586 57,945,884 66,376,208 87,803,914 118,424,098 120,559,188 130,061,594 152,178,748 168,644,741 162,095,585 178,963,616
  Utah 20,183,277 18,247,009 16,549,617 16,542,024 17,018,503 17,236,760 17,557,040 18,334,502 14,496,760 15,562,270 14,439,218
  Vermont 7,432,437 8,248,613 9,022,755 8,232,150 8,156,715 7,407,279 7,211,036 7,795,337 8,463,820 7,798,738 8,406,686
  Virginia 38,081,304 41,679,243 48,248,404 54,141,761 76,296,841 94,391,860 75,643,632 74,396,226 73,888,818 77,165,703 63,089,270
  Washington 25,995,300 27,741,540 31,412,584 38,301,534 51,903,285 58,592,368 68,447,567 72,076,534 78,343,716 82,655,902 89,723,491
  West Virginia 8,765,415 10,006,751 7,334,982 9,411,365 21,255,104 10,548,863 12,364,116 8,757,013 15,784,385 16,858,052 13,895,304
  Wisconsin 71,865,426 80,601,970 87,556,716 71,522,468 70,508,575 74,662,195 83,027,726 69,659,932 66,973,259 49,635,785 40,093,494
  Wyoming 3,966,088 1,729,611 1,722,359 1,710,030 2,347,223 1,771,491 1,719,642 1,776,711 2,426,708 2,173,438 1,865,663