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  Back Foster Care [real, per child]
  State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  United States 56.0 59.1 59.5 60.9 62.4 60.3 58.4 56.6 53.2 53.4 53.6
  District of Columbia 404.1 435.4 363.9 253.7 234.1 190.9 226.3 118.0 114.9 130.3 146.1
  Alabama 11.1 11.9 10.9 15.2 21.4 18.2 17.2 15.2 14.7 23.2 27.1
  Alaska 63.6 56.5 61.3 56.6 52.0 58.2 86.4 87.4 88.4 69.9 71.8
  Arizona 32.5 36.1 29.7 28.1 22.1 21.5 25.8 34.2 35.0 28.8 28.2
  Arkansas 34.1 39.2 48.8 31.6 32.6 32.7 35.9 29.4 22.9 34.9 34.3
  California 103.8 111.8 126.3 121.7 130.9 137.7 130.1 125.4 122.4 121.1 146.6
  Colorado 36.7 45.4 28.7 43.0 45.7 65.5 34.8 51.8 51.3 53.1 50.1
  Connecticut 122.6 127.6 130.8 124.9 63.9 73.9 99.1 97.6 93.7 107.4 76.5
  Delaware 45.5 50.5 68.8 57.8 58.5 43.5 35.8 29.5 24.9 25.4 18.7
  Florida 34.5 34.8 40.1 40.6 34.3 25.0 32.4 32.2 30.6 64.3 26.5
  Georgia 15.0 19.0 21.1 25.6 24.8 11.9 21.1 13.4 20.4 17.6 25.8
  Hawaii 55.5 57.0 63.7 64.5 58.8 59.5 69.4 68.1 66.0 66.3 65.4
  Idaho 23.4 23.5 16.9 13.5 13.3 13.9 15.2 15.8 15.3 13.3 14.4
  Illinois 101.3 97.9 104.3 98.5 108.7 117.4 94.4 77.1 70.6 57.0 51.5
  Indiana 23.8 31.7 19.8 17.5 25.1 22.9 22.6 47.6 31.9 35.8 35.7
  Iowa 31.3 36.0 38.6 30.6 23.5 22.5 26.6 25.8 26.2 28.8 28.0
  Kansas 21.1 48.6 58.0 53.7 40.0 43.0 43.9 37.7 39.8 42.5 18.1
  Kentucky 30.7 32.5 34.6 35.9 35.7 31.0 30.9 32.4 31.2 32.0 30.2
  Louisiana 33.3 29.9 27.1 27.0 33.7 36.4 40.3 37.9 39.1 34.2 31.2
  Maine 68.8 72.6 72.5 71.0 70.2 46.0 25.4 23.2 29.2 40.4 39.9
  Maryland 85.7 82.4 109.5 110.8 141.2 101.1 90.2 92.8 84.9 91.9 81.7
  Massachusetts 71.9 60.0 51.3 51.2 40.5 49.5 45.2 44.7 47.4 43.4 47.8
  Michigan 55.9 58.6 60.0 58.9 55.3 49.8 46.3 40.1 25.3 26.0 27.4
  Minnesota 50.0 60.9 62.0 63.3 58.1 54.8 50.7 56.4 41.0 35.6 32.8
  Mississippi 21.3 10.8 15.0 16.0 12.4 13.3 8.8 7.9 8.5 7.9 6.7
  Missouri 40.2 46.8 43.0 42.9 42.3 37.0 30.2 34.5 32.9 33.6 33.3
  Montana 48.3 27.8 35.9 33.2 29.9 22.7 40.1 36.6 35.1 39.2 33.4
  Nebraska 34.7 45.0 41.0 39.3 40.4 43.5 39.5 38.1 31.7 39.6 30.0
  Nevada 23.4 34.9 33.0 24.6 26.9 32.9 25.6 38.8 34.3 39.7 35.0
  New Hampshire 49.7 44.7 33.8 29.2 39.1 47.4 52.1 56.0 50.2 41.2 47.3
  New Jersey 23.5 26.2 33.1 33.0 39.7 29.4 26.8 27.1 33.4 27.2 24.4
  New Mexico 18.6 20.9 25.7 25.6 23.1 35.2 24.1 25.0 27.8 40.2 40.3
  New York 121.4 121.4 108.5 125.4 113.1 103.2 103.1 80.4 70.3 85.6 87.1
  North Carolina 29.4 29.5 32.4 32.4 28.6 22.0 28.0 28.1 30.4 28.9 28.1
  North Dakota 58.3 60.6 60.8 67.6 71.1 52.8 60.1 46.6 52.1 54.7 51.6
  Ohio 61.9 69.2 63.9 63.4 69.4 69.8 56.3 71.1 63.9 56.8 52.7
  Oklahoma 30.5 27.1 30.1 27.8 21.6 17.5 22.6 24.8 28.2 29.4 31.2
  Oregon 34.1 37.2 34.2 34.9 38.4 37.3 45.7 50.7 52.2 50.3 60.8
  Pennsylvania 92.0 115.9 82.0 107.3 117.8 107.1 122.4 127.0 105.9 73.7 76.9
  Rhode Island 68.0 54.6 54.9 56.6 58.6 57.1 40.3 45.2 49.2 51.6 51.2
  South Carolina 13.5 13.3 10.5 28.1 28.5 14.8 10.8 6.7 9.1 14.7 18.1
  South Dakota 15.6 19.6 23.4 24.0 24.5 23.2 22.2 18.9 19.9 19.4 20.1
  Tennessee 21.5 14.9 16.5 22.9 14.1 12.6 11.0 14.0 13.3 15.0 16.2
  Texas 12.2 11.8 13.0 16.6 21.8 21.4 22.1 24.7 25.9 23.7 25.1
  Utah 33.9 30.0 26.4 25.6 25.7 25.2 24.6 24.3 18.0 18.2 16.1
  Vermont 60.0 65.9 70.6 63.4 62.7 56.5 54.3 57.8 62.0 56.5 60.5
  Virginia 26.9 28.7 32.1 34.9 48.0 57.5 44.4 41.9 40.1 40.5 32.3
  Washington 20.9 21.8 24.0 28.6 38.2 42.2 47.8 48.7 50.8 51.7 54.5
  West Virginia 25.3 28.9 21.1 26.9 60.2 29.3 33.5 23.1 40.3 41.8 33.7
  Wisconsin 63.2 69.7 73.9 59.2 57.7 60.2 65.4 53.5 50.0 36.1 28.6
  Wyoming 35.7 15.6 15.4 15.3 20.8 15.6 14.8 14.8 19.5 16.6 13.6