Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Children's Outcomes Measured in Protection And Safety Statistics

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Timeliness of Adoptions

Trends for the Last 5 Years

  • Composite Score

  • Exits to Adoption in < 24 Months

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  • Median Months in Care (Lower Score Preferable)

  • Children in Care 17+ Months and Adopted in < 12 Months

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  • Children in Care 17+ Months and Legally Free for Adoption in < 6 Months

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  • Children Legally Free for Adoption and Adopted in < 12 Months

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  • Exits to Adoption

Mar-2019 Sep-2019 Mar-2020 Sep-2020 Mar-2021 Sep-2021 Mar-2022 Sep-2022 Mar-2023 Sep-2023
Count205175156123110121127938090
Percent37.20%32.28%30.17%29.14%29.25%32.88%31.82%24.21%22.40%21.32%
Total551542517422376368399384357422
  • Children in Care 17+ Months and Adopted in < 12 Months

Mar-2019 Sep-2019 Mar-2020 Sep-2020 Mar-2021 Sep-2021 Mar-2022 Sep-2022 Mar-2023 Sep-2023
Count393394394318270262280304281325
Percent41.10%41.78%39.24%34.23%29.44%27.81%26.97%28.20%25.77%28.13%
Total95694310049299179421038107810901155
  • Children in Care 17+ Months and Legally Free for Adoption in < 6 Months

Mar-2019 Sep-2019 Mar-2020 Sep-2020 Mar-2021 Sep-2021 Mar-2022 Sep-2022 Mar-2023 Sep-2023
Count16013013493919711210190129
Percent25.76%20.96%20.87%15.34%14.67%14.60%15.15%13.48%11.47%14.82%
Total621620642606620664739749784870
  • Children Legally Free for Adoption and Adopted in < 12 Months

Mar-2019 Sep-2019 Mar-2020 Sep-2020 Mar-2021 Sep-2021 Mar-2022 Sep-2022 Mar-2023 Sep-2023
Count406449420352315280257260263217
Percent71.10%71.61%70.35%70.54%72.58%69.47%62.22%59.36%59.77%58.80%
Total571627597499434403413438440369