Foster Care Law Goes into Effect this Month, Young Adults Benefit
Published January 16th, 2014
GAINESVILLE- Turning 18 for many teens means freedom but some foster children aren't ready to cut the cord.
Foster teens making the transition into adulthood are now granted an extended stay until they're 21, in their foster homes.
A new law went into effect at the beginning of the month and helped create the "MY future, MY choice program."
Partnership for Strong Families Representative, Jenn Petion says, "it offers youth who would've normally aged out of the foster care system at 18, the ability to stay in the home that they're in until 21 or 22 if they have a documented disability. So it gives them to be like a normal young adult."
In the 13 counties that the Partnership serves only 15 children will turn 18 this year.
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