Statistics on foster children who age out of the system...

  • 50% of teens in foster care drop out of high school.
  • 60% of them will be homeless, go to jail, or die within one year of leaving the foster care system at age 18.
  • Girls in foster care are 600% more likely than the general population to become pregnant before the age of 21.
  • 3 in 10 of the nation's homeless are former foster children.
  • Only 7-13% of foster children enroll in higher education.
  • 1% of former foster children earn a college degree.

And because I cannot say it any better than this gal...

Because we are called by our Savior,

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday! Though we haven't met, your words have ministered to me! Blessings to you this new year of life!