She will ‘age out’ of foster care in two months. Her hope: That lawmakers will make sure young people like her aren’t pushed out during the pandemic

Theresa Vargas - The Washington Post

This article from the Washington Post shares the story of Deshala Royster, a young woman aging out of foster care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article describes how the crisis has impacted young people in, or aging out of, care, noting that "they don’t get to fall backward, knowing a grown-up will be there, arms outstretched, ready to catch them."

Advocates in the U.S. "are hoping to see a bill included that would prevent young people from aging out of foster care during the crisis and allow those who have already aged out since it started to reenter," says the article.