Imagine a child’s 2nd birthday and instead of a wonderful celebration you are instead faced with being placed into foster care… Hard to imagine that isn’t it? Sadly, this is a reality that too many children and teens are dealing with.
Right here in the Wine Country there is an urgent need to help those in Foster Care. Each day there are 50-75 Sonoma County children and teens who need foster care assistance. Yes 50-75! Those numbers are not typos.
Recently I asked a young adult who spent his teen years here in the Sonoma County foster care system a few questions:
If you could change just one thing about the current foster care system what would it be?
“It would be more support for those transitioning out of foster care. This would be from finding a job and job placement. Also, more support around housing and housing placement. This is key because without success in both areas the young person is bound to fail and become a statistic and end up in the prison statistic or in the welfare system.” Continue reading “Foster Care Awareness: A Discussion for the Entire Year”