A proposal could be coming before the legislature next year to extend foster care services until the age 21.
Former foster child Amy Peters, now with Project Everlast, says the current Former Ward program isn't enough, because it extends benefits only to those who enroll in college, and stay in college.
Changes on the federal level would provide the state funding to extend Foster Care services.
A proposal is being pushed at the Capitol to extend foster care services until the foster child turns 21.
Senator Amanda McGill says it can be difficult for a teen-ager who ages out of the foster care system, even though the state offers the Former Ward program.
Senator Amanda McGill:
Federal law has changed to allow states to extend foster care services beyond the teen years even if they don't enroll in college.
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