Aging Out

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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