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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Editorial: Foster kids need place to thrive, survive when they turn 18

Editorial: Foster kids need place to thrive, survive when they turn 18

A teenager’s 18th birthday should be a cause for celebration.

For thousands of young people in Florida’s foster-care system, this arbitrary line marking the transition to adulthood is an overwhelming source of fear, dread and uncertainty.

2 comments:

  1. Can't these foster homes at least employ these teenagers for a short while or give them a form of short term support after they get out of the foster care system until they find a stable source of livelihood?

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  2. There are some movements going to try to keep them in care until they turn 21. This costs money. Also, lots of kids choose to get out of the system because they're fed up with these people making all their decisions for them while never quite figuring out what to do with them.

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