Children Left Behind
After decades of kicking foster children out of the system when they turn 18, California is phasing in a new law that will extend benefits until age 21.
Half of the homeless people in the Bay Area are former foster children, and most of the young prostitutes working in East Oakland used to be in foster care, according to experts.
There are still far more foster kids who need a home than there are people willing to take them. Whether a child lands in the right environment is often just the luck of the draw, but one home is Newark is doing it’s best to improve the odds.
In Part 2 of our weeklong cover series on foster care, KCBS’ Doug Sovern takes a look at the difficult process in finding the right home for foster children.
In this weeklong series, KCBS’ Doug Sovern takes a look at the foster care system in California. He starts out with a look at how a young woman has finally found some stability in Oakland.