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 2019 AGENCY STATISTICS

# Of DOMESTIC ADOPTIONS…34   

 

                                              

AVERAGE TIME FRAME (measured from the completion of home study until placement): Average waiting time (mean):  15.9 months                                                                                                                                             

                                                                  %    Cumulative      

Under 6 months                                               18%      18%                           

7 - 12 months                                                   26%       44%

13 - 24 months                                                 30%       74%

25 months +                                                     26%     100%               

 

Once matched with a birthmother, the median wait until birth: 2 months

  • 39% (baby was born or about to be) 

  • 22% (1-2 months) 

  • 17% (3 months) 

  • 22% (4-5 months)  

 

Fall Throughs: 21% of matches fell through shortly before or immediately after birth    

Average cost………………...$29,845    

  • Cost includes birth parent expenses (averaging $3,252) and agency expenses (averaging $671)

  • Legal Fees are paid directly to the attorney and vary per state. (In Illinois, legal fees and court costs average $2500)

All Programs:              %     Cumulative

Under $25,000           11%      11%                            

$26,000 - $30,000      47%      58%                

$31,000 - $32,000      21%      79%

Over $33,000             21%     100%

 

  • Costs include everything except travel  No substantial medical expenses for birth mothers were paid in 2019

  • Legal fees and court costs averaging between $2,000 to $2,500

  • These statistics reflect 2019 data for clients in the ACFB domestic program

 

 

 

 

 

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