what happens when az youth age out of foster care?
If you’re a young man or woman in foster care in Arizona coming up on your 18th birthday, you have two choices. One, sign a “voluntary agreement” to stay in foster care until you turn 21 and receive a small stiped from the state. Or, two, walk away from foster care and head out on your own with no family support. Most youth choose to walk away.
When young people age out of foster care without a caring adult in their lives, the system has failed them.
For 33 years, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Founcation has stepped in to change lives and improve the outcomes for children in foster care. Young men and women who are aging out of foster care without any supports are especially close to our hearts.
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