Foster Care to 21: Doing it Right

Posted April 19, 2011
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This issue brief outlines critical questions and policy moves for states to consider when extending foster care to age 21. It champions comprehensive, developmentally-appropriate programs that offer youth the priceless opportunity to have more time, support and space to grow into successful adults.   

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Key Takeaway

Young people exiting foster care face significant challenges as they transition to adulthood

The research is clear: once young people leave foster care, they struggle. In fact, they fare far worse than their general population peers for nearly every major marker of adult success.