For most kids, age 18 is the exciting start of adulthood. But for kids in foster care, 18 can signal the end of legal protections, and for some, a time of homelessness. Several states have moved to extend the age when foster care ends to 21, and that movement has recently gained momentum in Ohio. This hour, we'll weigh the societal and financial costs and benefits of letting kids stay a little longer.
Mark Mecum, Executive Director for the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies
Alvin Mares, Assistant Professor at OSU's College of Social Work
William Murray IV, Ohio Reach Coordinator, Public Children Services Association of Ohio