Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Life Transitions

Our son is fortunate enouph to have parents who are taking him off to college.  Despite two years of community college, and 21 years of preparation,  our son, like most, need financial and emotional support as they transition from the world of family dependency to fully emancipated adult.   In our culture,  this emancipation occurs at about age 27 or 28.

But for thousands of kids being dropped out of cold welfare custody, or juvenile justice, or simply without stable families, the magic date of 18 is the date of full emancipation.  This policy and practice often leads to teen pregnancy,  homelessness, and incarnation.  This is the first a blog series on this Oklahoma and national tragedy.  Stay tuned in coming days to this blog site.

1 comment:

  1. http://www.facebook.com/#!/OklahomaIndependentLiving
    The Oklahoma Independent Living Program is for Oklahoma youth 16-21 in foster care, or foster care alumni. This page is designed to connect youth to important resources and current Independent Living information that will assist in the transition from foster care.