Adopted from foster care
Every year thousands of foster children age out of foster care and are thrust into adulthood ill equipped and completely unprepared. Over night, in the blink of an eye, foster children are suddenly expected to shoulder all of their baggage, to take years of unmet needs and begin the most important journey of their lives. For most children, this would be the first day of the rest of their lives, but for a foster child, this is merely a path to failure and devastation. With no one to guide them, no one to nurture them and no one to teach them, they are expected to succeed with one of life's most important journeys- adulthood- all on their own.
DO YOU KNOW.........
Do you know that most foster children who age out of foster care are lacking the skills necessary to become successful adults?
Do you know that most of these children become will become homeless after leaving foster care, or arrested, or worse yet sold into the sex trade industry?
Do you know that most children who age out of foster care will not have a drivers license, or car, no way to afford car insurance, or reliable references or transportation to acquire a job?
Do you know that once a foster child ages out of care, we have no way to track where they go or what happens to them?
Do you know that after a foster child turns 18 or sometimes 21, America is no longer liable for this child and they no longer matter.
.....We are Nobody's Children