Since the recession began, our advocates have been concerned that, as in past recessions, the number of children coming into care would initially decrease, but for the wrong reasons.
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Often referred to as "aging out," the harsh reality is that in many instances when foster youth turn 18, they are on their own.
Since 1974, U.S. presidents have proclaimed the second week of April as National Volunteer Week. This recognition honors the Americans who dedicate their time to make the world a better place.
The time has come for us to honor our society's most fundamental obligation and to ensure the right of every child to be safe, treated with dignity, and to learn and to grow in the embrace of a family.
For the 25,000 teenagers who age-out of foster care each year, the holiday season can pass without family get-togethers or celebration. But there is something each of us can do to help!
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