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New law aims to help guide young adults who are aging out of foster care

Jan 25, 2023 | Foster Care Stories, Media Coverage, Pressroom

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a lot to handle alone, but it’s very much a reality for people in the foster care system.

Around 20,000 age out of the system every year, and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption said the willingness to adopt someone over 13 is much lower compared to pre-teens. If they do age out, people are at risk of unemployment, substance abuse and homelessness.

View the full ABC24 story and video here.

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