I’m Getting Ready for my Next Move—Into Adulthood! [Aging Out of Foster Care Brochure].
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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove, IL 60007-1098
Intended for older adolescents in foster care, this brochure provides information on aging out of the foster care system into adulthood. It reviews: the development of a transition plan and key components; the team that will help the youth prepare for transition; the need for emergency contacts and a legal form that names a power of attorney; health insurance; Medicaid eligibility until age 26; the need for a medical home; the need to obtain copies of medical records; making medical appointments; independent living classes that teach youth skills they need to live independently; transitional housing; and the need for copies of vital records. A list of relevant websites is included, along with a checklist.
foster adolescents; aging out; foster care alumni; independent living skills; health insurance; state programs; youth services