Monday, October 18, 2010

News in CA regarding Foster Care

Well this is news to me, but as I was surfing around during my lunch break I came upon some interesting and quite frankly 'common sense' news regarding foster care.  It seems that now in California teens in foster care will not age out at age 18, but will age out at 21.  See news blip on this issue here.

While some people will complain that it's a waste of money and we're enabling kids, the reality is at age 18 it is rare that any teen can support themselves much less without any support system (e.g. family).  The stipulations for help through foster care will include the individual going to college and/or trade school. 

I think it's a fine idea.  It's about time something makes sense in the foster care world!

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