Full article by Ken Magri for Sacramento News & Review and Outword Magazine

LGBTQ foster youth in California have a greater likelihood of being undereducated, unemployed and becoming homeless compared to their heterosexual peers. But the future doesn’t have to look like this.

When the California State Legislature passed the Fostering Connections to Success Act back in 2010, it helped solve a chronic problem that every foster child faced the moment they turned 18 and became a legal adult.

It is called “aging-out.” In the past, newly-turned 18-year olds simply signed a legal document and were left totally on their own.

 “The transition to adulthood is abrupt, stark, inflexible, and typically irreversible,” one researcher noted.

The challenges have been especially pronounced LGBTQ youth who are aging-out.

Full article by Ken Magri for Sacramento News & Review and Outword Magazine