Do people even know, what happens to kids that become wards of the state?? I mean the ones that dont get adopted out..
Youth in Transition:
Each year, an estimated 20,000 young people "age out" of the U.S. foster care system. Many are only 18 years old and still need support and services. Several foster care alumni studies show that without a lifelong connection to a caring adult, these older youth are often left vulnerable to a host of adverse situations:
Outcomes during transition from care to adulthood National data
Regional or Local data
Earned a high school diploma 54% 50% - 63%
Obtained a Bachelor's degree or higher 2% 2%
Became a parent 84% 42%
Were unemployed 51% 30%
Had no health insurance 30% 29%
Had been homeless 25% 36%
Were receiving public assistance 30% 26%
Answer by BansheeQueen at 5:06 PM on Jan. 25, 2011
I am sorry for what happened to you but no, it would NOT stop me from calling CPS and/or the police if I felt like a child was being abused.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:58 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
There is a country star who was in the system and is trying to raise awareness to this issue. His name is Jimmy Wayne. Here is a link to what he did to help raise awareness.
Answer by layh41407 at 8:57 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by ready4baby2011 at 9:33 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by jen2774161 at 8:56 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by tootoobusy at 8:57 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Here is the first page to that link
Answer by layh41407 at 8:58 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by dreamangel06 at 10:13 PM on Jan. 24, 2011