USA (Buckner/MNN) — The outlook for many foster youth after they turn 18 is rather grim.
According to a report by CNN earlier this year, 20% of foster care youth will be homeless once they age out of the system.
By age 24, only half will have any sort of job. Less than 3% will earn a college degree. The report says 71% of former foster care women will be pregnant by the age of 21, and 25% of foster care youth will suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder.
For the resources the United States has, this is incredibly disturbing.