Shattering Your Child Welfare Delusions Since 2007
Monday, March 13, 2017
Children on the cusp: The transition from foster care to adulthood is leaving some behind
While DFS’ primary goal is to reunite and strengthen families, that’s not always an option. Nationally, about 26,000 teens age out each year, meaning they turn 18 without having been adopted or reunited with their families. Their preparation starts at 14, when they’re enrolled in Independent Living programs designed to instill basic life skills most kids learn from their parents.