Children in the system that are 13 or older are highly unlikely to be placed in a foster home, so they live in a group home or orphanage until they become an adult.
The day they turn 18, they are released from the system and are expected to set out on their own with little or no resources or support. This is called “Aging Out”
Children who are in foster care are likely to have serious and complex physical health, mental health and developmental problems. these problems arise from their traumatic past. 25% are diagnosed with ptsd, 80% have chronic medical conditions, (most have 3 or more medical conditions.), zero % have access to medical or mental treatment