You are never "too old" to need a family
Consider adopting a teen who is waiting for their adoptive family
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"Aging out" means leaving foster care without a family
Each year more than 20,000 teens "age out" of the foster care system because they were not adopted. By the age of 24 these young adults without families will have struggled to make it on their own.
What age did you stop needing a family?
You can make a difference by adopting an older teen
Have you read the Language of Flowers about a teen " aging out" of foster care? Click here to hear from author Vanessa Diffenbaugh about the importance of being there for teens
I have people come up to me all the time and say, "Well, this doesn't really happen anymore, right? Kids don't just age out, not in the United States."
A special thank you to photographer Bob Kissel for sharing his beautiful Colorado landscape photo for the header for our website.