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The economics of adoption of children from foster care.

  title={The economics of adoption of children from foster care.},
  author={Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Bradley A. Hansen},
  journal={Child welfare},
  volume={85 3},
Federal initiatives since 1996 have intensified the efforts of states to achieve adoption for children in foster care. For many waiting children, the path to adoption is long. The authors offer an economic analysis of adoption from foster care, with an emphasis on the reasons why achieving the goal of adoption for all waiting children may be so difficult. The authors then estimate the determinants of adoptions from foster care across the states using data for fiscal years 1996 and 1997… 

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