After Care Spotlight
I'm 34 now so its been some time. I am still close with my final foster mom but my foster father passed away from cancer in 2012. My last set of foster parents were the foster parents all children deserve to have. My second set were not good people. Sadly, they still take in kids because the state is out of places to put them. So they tolerate bad foster parents. Even after I filed a complaint, no investigation ever took place. It infuriates me that people like them are allowed to continue the abuse kids are removed from their birth families over.
The National Foster Care Registry's (NFCR) Foster Care Aging Out System (FCAOSYS) substantially changes the landscape of independent living programs that states and private organizations now offer young people transitioning from foster care into adulthood. The new initiative offers the most important catalyst in decades for states and communities to develop sustained advocacy on behalf of youth in foster care transitioning into adulthood. This initiative provides a broad framework for reforming services and systems to more effectively meet the needs of young people, quantify the scope of "independent living" program successes by defining outcome measures, strengthening existing programs and resources, increasing organizational accountability and enhancing the outcome focus of policies and practices.