According to the National Foster Youth Institute, of the kids who will age out of foster care, 20% will instantly become homeless. Only half of them will be gainfully employed by the age of 24. Less than 3% of them will earn a college degree. Seven out of 10 girls who age out of the system will become pregnant before the age of 21. Do you want me to go on with the grim statistics? It’s not pretty. 23,000 kids will age out of the foster care system this year and face these awful statistics. It makes me angry. It makes me sad. It breaks my heart. Here is a young lady that deserves our time and attention. She deserves a forever family. She’s close to aging out of the system but there is still time for us to make a difference. She is going to need love and support. She is going to need us! The transition into adulthood is tough enough with all of the negative possibilities staring you in the face. Just because kids age out of foster care does not mean they stop needing people in their corner. People to love and believe in them and support them. Here’s a young lady that needs all of that.
Please allow me to introduce you to Atischa who is living in Alabama. She need us more than ever as she just turned 19 years old. Fortunately in the state of Alabama children have the option to stay in foster care until age 21. She has just a few short more years. Atischa has a loving personality and her friends would describe her as funny, honest and real. She likes to play sports in addition to drawing, singing and shopping. In school she does well and art, math and reading are her favorite subjects. Sushi is her favorite food and she would like to be an art teacher when she grows up. Atischa is a very caring person and a good friend to many.
Can you be a forever family for Atischa? Do you know someone who can? Can you be the one that will ensure no more birthdays or holidays or special moments are forgotten? Please share this post! Please pray for and talk about her this week. For more information please contact [email protected] or DM us! ❤️ Photo by Olivia B Photography