Aging Out

This Foster Youth Aged Out to a Life of Crime and Addiction – Foster Parents Article

One in five youth aging out of foster care will become homeless immediately. [1]  Up to half of youth aging out of foster care will become homeless within 18 months.  One in four youth aging out of foster care will be in prison within two years. [2]  This is the true story of one of these…  Entering the Foster Care System When I was just three-years-old, Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families came and took custody my sister.…

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Foster Their Destination: Removing Barriers for Youth in Foster Care to Obtain A Driver’s License – Foster Parents Article

Foster Their Destination: Removing Barriers for Youth in Foster Care to Obtain A Driver’s License Posted: January 30th, 2019  –  By: Allison Gilbreath Learning to drive in the teen years is a rite of passage to young adulthood for millions of youth. It brings new levels of independence and opportunities, enabling young people to drive themselves to school, work, and activities. Without a driver’s license, young people in foster care often miss out on age-appropriate adolescent experiences and opportunities that…

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Louisiana trying to extend foster care program until age 21 – – Foster Parents Article

Louisiana has taken steps to expand the foster care program, recently agreeing to pay for students to finish high school, rather than immediately cutting off aid when a child turns 18. Now, state officials want to find a way to care for foster children until they turn 21. Lawmakers had to come up with $1 million in the current budget year for the expansion that continues paying for foster children to reach high school graduation or age 21, whichever happens…

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