Editorial: Foster Children and Permanent Families

Publication: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Author: Jackie Hammers-Crowell


04/05/2007 - The scariest birthday I ever celebrated was my 18th. I was a senior in high school, with 10 weeks until I would age out of Iowa's foster care system. I was worried about where I might be on my 19th birthday.While most people associate birthdays with a celebration, many foster children find their birthdays overlooked. Sadly, each year about 20,000 children in foster care "celebrate" their birthdays like I did, by aging out of foster care without a legal family to depend upon.

Read the full article on the Iowa City Press-Citizen Web site.

The editorial was written by Jackie Hammers-Crowell, a former foster youth, and Kids are Waiting is mentioned.

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