Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions
Eight Years Later, “Foster Care to 21” Moving Toward a Majority in U.S.
The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill late last week that would enable foster youth to remain in care until age 21. House Bill 27 would permit an extension of one year in state custody to a youth turning 18 without any permanency plan in place; two additional one-year extensions of custody could be achieved through a hearing.
Advocates Bravely Seek Outcomes, Answers Over Safe Politics
Transitional Housing Program Plus-Foster Care is a model approved by California in 2010 as the highest-end support system for 18- to 21-year-old foster youth, a residential program that offers practical and emotional support to teens who could not return home and were never placed with an adoptive family or guardian.