What Happens To Foster Children When They Turn 18?

Mar 19, 2014

Foster children often overcome a great deal in life. Many have to take charge of their own wellbeing at a young age, and learn to navigate a complex system of care-providers from state to local agencies.

But the real obstacles can begin when they leave the system. In a number of states, children age of out foster care at 21 years old, but in Kansas it is 18. 

On today's Central Standard, we explore the foster care system in Kansas.


  • Karrie Duke, Director of Volunteer Programs of Jackson County CASA
  • Lois Rice, Executive Director of CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte County