Aging Out of Foster Care

All of us at POP are especially concerned about youth who are at risk of ‘aging out’ of the foster care system without a permanent resource. Every year, between 150 and 200 youth in the District of Columbia “age out” of foster care without a permanent, legal family. These young men and women face an uphill battle and many challenges as they strive for a stable, healthy young adulthood. We work with youth to ensure that even if an adoptive resource cannot be found, ‘Life-Long Connections’ or people dedicated to supporting the youth are put in place and will create a network of caring, responsible adults to help guide and care for youth as they struggle to find their place in the world. (Read More)

Tags: Aging Out,Permanency Opportunities Project,Foster Care,Adoption,Permanency
Category: Foster Care
Category: Adoption
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