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  Back Foster Care [nominal, per child]
  State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  United States 44.1 47.2 48.5 50.9 52.9 52.3 52.0 52.1 50.5 52.2 53.6
  District of Columbia 318.2 347.8 297.0 211.8 198.6 165.4 201.7 108.7 109.3 127.5 146.1
  Alabama 8.8 9.5 8.9 12.7 18.1 15.8 15.4 14.0 13.9 22.7 27.1
  Alaska 50.1 45.1 50.0 47.3 44.1 50.5 77.0 80.5 84.1 68.3 71.8
  Arizona 25.6 28.8 24.3 23.5 18.8 18.6 23.0 31.5 33.3 28.2 28.2
  Arkansas 26.9 31.3 39.9 26.4 27.7 28.3 32.0 27.1 21.8 34.2 34.3
  California 81.7 89.3 103.1 101.6 111.0 119.3 115.9 115.5 116.4 118.4 146.6
  Colorado 28.9 36.2 23.4 35.9 38.8 56.7 31.1 47.7 48.8 51.9 50.1
  Connecticut 96.5 101.9 106.8 104.3 54.2 64.1 88.3 89.9 89.1 105.1 76.5
  Delaware 35.9 40.4 56.2 48.2 49.6 37.7 31.9 27.1 23.7 24.8 18.7
  Florida 27.2 27.8 32.8 33.9 29.1 21.6 28.9 29.6 29.1 62.9 26.5
  Georgia 11.8 15.2 17.2 21.3 21.0 10.3 18.8 12.3 19.4 17.2 25.8
  Hawaii 43.7 45.6 52.0 53.9 49.9 51.6 61.8 62.8 62.7 64.9 65.4
  Idaho 18.4 18.8 13.8 11.2 11.3 12.0 13.5 14.6 14.6 13.0 14.4
  Illinois 79.7 78.2 85.1 82.3 92.2 101.7 84.1 71.0 67.1 55.8 51.5
  Indiana 18.8 25.3 16.2 14.6 21.3 19.9 20.1 43.8 30.4 35.0 35.7
  Iowa 24.7 28.8 31.5 25.5 20.0 19.5 23.7 23.8 24.9 28.2 28.0
  Kansas 16.6 38.8 47.3 44.8 33.9 37.3 39.1 34.7 37.8 41.6 18.1
  Kentucky 24.2 26.0 28.2 30.0 30.3 26.9 27.5 29.9 29.7 31.3 30.2
  Louisiana 26.2 23.9 22.1 22.6 28.6 31.5 35.9 34.9 37.2 33.4 31.2
  Maine 54.2 58.0 59.2 59.3 59.5 39.9 22.6 21.3 27.8 39.5 39.9
  Maryland 67.5 65.8 89.4 92.5 119.7 87.6 80.4 85.4 80.7 89.9 81.7
  Massachusetts 56.6 47.9 41.9 42.7 34.3 42.9 40.2 41.1 45.1 42.4 47.8
  Michigan 44.0 46.8 49.0 49.2 46.9 43.2 41.2 36.9 24.0 25.4 27.4
  Minnesota 39.4 48.7 50.6 52.8 49.2 47.5 45.2 51.9 38.9 34.8 32.8
  Mississippi 16.8 8.6 12.3 13.3 10.5 11.5 7.8 7.3 8.1 7.7 6.7
  Missouri 31.7 37.4 35.1 35.8 35.9 32.0 26.9 31.8 31.3 32.9 33.3
  Montana 38.1 22.2 29.3 27.8 25.4 19.6 35.7 33.7 33.4 38.3 33.4
  Nebraska 27.3 35.9 33.4 32.8 34.2 37.7 35.2 35.1 30.2 38.7 30.0
  Nevada 18.4 27.9 27.0 20.6 22.9 28.5 22.8 35.7 32.6 38.9 35.0
  New Hampshire 39.1 35.7 27.6 24.4 33.2 41.1 46.4 51.6 47.7 40.3 47.3
  New Jersey 18.5 21.0 27.0 27.5 33.7 25.5 23.9 25.0 31.7 26.6 24.4
  New Mexico 14.6 16.7 21.0 21.4 19.6 30.5 21.5 23.0 26.4 39.3 40.3
  New York 95.6 97.0 88.5 104.7 95.9 89.4 91.9 74.1 66.9 83.7 87.1
  North Carolina 23.2 23.5 26.4 27.0 24.2 19.0 25.0 25.9 28.9 28.3 28.1
  North Dakota 45.9 48.4 49.6 56.4 60.3 45.8 53.6 42.9 49.6 53.5 51.6
  Ohio 48.7 55.3 52.2 52.9 58.9 60.5 50.1 65.5 60.7 55.6 52.7
  Oklahoma 24.0 21.7 24.6 23.2 18.3 15.1 20.2 22.8 26.8 28.7 31.2
  Oregon 26.9 29.7 27.9 29.1 32.6 32.3 40.8 46.7 49.6 49.2 60.8
  Pennsylvania 72.4 92.6 66.9 89.6 99.9 92.8 109.1 116.9 100.7 72.1 76.9
  Rhode Island 53.5 43.7 44.8 47.3 49.7 49.5 36.0 41.6 46.8 50.4 51.2
  South Carolina 10.7 10.6 8.6 23.5 24.2 12.8 9.7 6.2 8.7 14.4 18.1
  South Dakota 12.3 15.7 19.1 20.0 20.8 20.1 19.8 17.4 19.0 19.0 20.1
  Tennessee 17.0 11.9 13.4 19.1 11.9 11.0 9.8 12.9 12.7 14.6 16.2
  Texas 9.6 9.4 10.6 13.9 18.5 18.5 19.7 22.8 24.6 23.2 25.1
  Utah 26.7 24.0 21.5 21.4 21.8 21.9 21.9 22.4 17.1 17.8 16.1
  Vermont 47.3 52.6 57.6 53.0 53.2 49.0 48.4 53.3 58.9 55.2 60.5
  Virginia 21.1 22.9 26.2 29.2 40.7 49.8 39.5 38.6 38.1 39.6 32.3
  Washington 16.5 17.4 19.6 23.9 32.4 36.5 42.6 44.8 48.3 50.6 54.5
  West Virginia 19.9 23.1 17.2 22.4 51.1 25.4 29.9 21.3 38.3 40.9 33.7
  Wisconsin 49.8 55.7 60.3 49.4 49.0 52.1 58.3 49.2 47.5 35.3 28.6
  Wyoming 28.1 12.4 12.6 12.8 17.7 13.5 13.2 13.7 18.5 16.2 13.6