In 2000, 3,412 children entered foster care for the first time. If these same 3,412 children entered foster care in 2015 and experienced the same outcomes — months in care, episodes over 10 years, and adoptions — this would be the direct year-by-year costs to Oregon of the cohort. Note that costs persist long after first entry.
Source: ECONorthwest and Center for Evidence-based Policy analysis of Oregon Foster Care records; Oregon Department of Human Services cost estimates.
Note: Due to minor discrepancies in the source data, total costs across views may not exactly match. In addition, this view only shows costs in Year 2 and omits costs in Year 1.