Alex Smith / Heartland Health Monitor

Growing up in foster care can be challenging, but many of the biggest problems foster children face occur after they age out of the system.

Among the sobering statistics: More than one in five become homeless, nearly three out of four girls become pregnant by age 21 and only half are gainfully employed at age 24, according to the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, a national foundation that assists young people leaving foster care.

Child Abuse Awareness / Visiting Artist Nico Phooko

Apr 2, 2012

Kansas and Missouri courts are facing a spike in the number of child abuse and neglect cases... but why?