See if you notice a pattern. This took all of 5 seconds to find:
(May 14 update: gong to keep revising this post as an ongoing list of aging out examples, check back often).
- Aging out in Alabama
- Aging out in Alaska
- Aging out in Arizona
- Aging out story, Kentucky Day by Day, Aging Out
- Aging out story, Colorado Aging out in Denver
- Aging out stories, Georgia, my home state
But remember, when you hear about the progress in foster care and how “it’s different now” than it used to be.
Yes, there are people who care. Yes, there are good programs. Yes, there are good social workers and good foster parents out there. Yes, yes, yes.
But the data don’t lie. And systemically, it’s not changing.