Aging Out of Foster Care During COVID-19 Pandemic Brings Additional Challenges

Jamie Landers - Teen Vogue

This article from Teen Vogue shares the stories of young people aging out of foster care in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts that has had on them. "Approximately 20,000 young people age out of foster care each year in the United States," says the article. "Even before the coronavirus began to spread, they were likely to experience significant — and significantly increased — life challenges compared with their peers." The article continues: "with the pandemic upending the daily routines of entire countries, foster youth are facing an increased level of precarity. Many are entering a world turned upside down with minimal or nonexistent support systems, and promises of new beginnings are muffled by the raging alarm of fear."