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Permanency Outcomes (Cohort)

Year-Long Out-of-Home Entry Cohort


Data Updated:
  • permanency
  • cohort
  • age
  • race/ethnicity
  • placement setting
  • allegation
  • county
  • adoption
  • reunification

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Center for Social Sector Analytics & Technology (). [Graph representation of Washington state child welfare data ]. . Retrieved from .

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Data Highlights

36 Months After Entering Care

Still in Care: 19%

Reunified: 57%

Adopted: 14%


This graph follows cohorts of children who entered out-of-home care in a given year to determine how long they spent in care and what permanency outcome they achieved.

Questions this graph can answer

  • How long have children spent in out-of-home care in various years?

  • How has the speed of adoption compared to the speed of reunification?

See also


A trial return home is not counted as an exit for this measure.

If you select a more recent year (i.e., a year less than 48 months ago), the plot line will be truncated due to shorter follow-up time.