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Extension of Foster Care Beyond Age 18
Presents State laws regarding the options available to youth who are transitioning to independent living, including the ability to voluntarily extend their placement in out-of-home care. The requirements for remaining in placement and the programs and services available to support the transition to independence also are discussed. Summaries of laws related to these issues for all States and U.S. territories are included.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2017). Extension of foster care beyond age 18. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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