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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Walking a Tightrope Without A Net

Every year, 20,000 of the 542,000 children in foster care nationwide "age out" of foster care and enter the adult world.

Most young adults in the general population rely upon their families for assistance with a place to live, financial support and other guidance as they transition to adulthood.

Half of young adults ages 18-24 in the general population in the United States live at home with their parents, according Children's Rights.

Yet young people aging out of the foster care are expected to transition successfully to the adult world.

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