» Each year, an estimated 20,000 young people in the U.S. foster-care system turn 18 and are turned away from further support and services.

» What happens to young people who are removed from foster care after turning 18?

54% Earned a high school diploma
2% Obtained a Bachelor’s degree or higher
51% Were unemployed
30% Had no health insurance
25% Had been homeless
30% Were receiving public assistance

» 30 percent of all U.S. homeless adults have spent time in the foster care system.

» 60 percent of young women had children within four years after leaving foster care.

From Cry of the Orphan

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