(2017) Foster Youth Aging Out of Foster Care and Their Relationships with Caregivers

Qualitative methods were used to conduct in-depth interviews with 5 foster youth who aged out of the foster care system in the past 5-7 years. Foster youth described having supportive and unsupportive relationships with foster parents, house parents, kinship guardians, and caseworkers. Other areas that were discussed included: extended foster care placement, independent living, and the aftercare program.