ABA Child Law Practice
Most emancipated foster youth are woefully unprepared for independent adult life: only one-third have a driver's license, fewer than four in 10 have at least $250 in cash, and fewer than one-quarter have the basic tools to set up a household, let alone the skills to know what to do with those tools. With generally no more than a garbage bag of belongings, our foster youth commonly leave foster care with no significant connection to a responsible adult, no one to provide them needed guidance, and no place to turn when they falter.
Miriam Aroni Krinsky and Theo Liebmann,
Supporting Youth Who Are Aging Out Of Foster Care, 30 Child L. Prac. 13
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