Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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.