Juvenile Law Center’s 50-State Survey of Extended Foster Care

Prior to 2010, most states ended foster care services for youth at age 18. However, the Federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 allowed states to use federal funding to extend care up until age 21. More than 45 states extend foster care to serve youth who are over age 18. Here’s the Juvenile Law Center’s 50-state survey of extended foster care.

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