Challenges facing waiting children in the U.S.
» Each year, an estimated 20,000 young people in the U.S. foster-care system turn 18 and are turned away from further support and services.
» What happens to young people who are removed from foster care after turning 18?
|54%||Earned a high school diploma|
|2%||Obtained a Bachelor’s degree or higher|
|30%||Had no health insurance|
|25%||Had been homeless|
|30%||Were receiving public assistance|
» 30 percent of all U.S. homeless adults have spent time in the foster care system.
» 60 percent of young women had children within four years after leaving foster care.