Archives: Foster Care

Extending Foster Care

For most kids, age 18 is the exciting start of adulthood. But for kids in foster care, 18 can signal the end of legal protections, and a time of homelessness. Some states have extended age of “emancipation” to 21, and that movement has gained momentum in Ohio. We’ll weigh the societal and financial costs and benefits when kids stay a little longer.


The Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home; and orphanages as an alternative to foster care.