The Importance of Support
Recent studies have shown that non-foster children are often home until age 22. For four years, they receive additional support from their family of origin and are able to save money, gather resources, feel supported by their parents, and have more opportunity to gain an education or trade.
Children that have not been in the system do not truly become independent until age 22 or later. Does it not stand to reason that foster children would need extra time due to their lack of proper preparation?
"Children should not be thrown to the big bad world without having a family to help them be successful on their journey to adulthood."