Even “paradise” has foster kids who age out.
A recent article in The Source (published in St. Thomas, The Virgin Islands) highlights how Federal and local budget cuts threaten a successful aging-out program for foster children ages 18 to 21.
According to The Source article, “The V.I. [Virgin Island] program was in line with those of several states, whose groundbreaking programs for the foster leavers are being set up under the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act, which, in 2008, significantly reformed national foster care policies.”
To read the article, click here.