Many NB foster kids age out of system before finding permanent homes, Adoption Support Network says

The New Brunswick Adoption Support Network says there are currently 400 children without a permanent home in the province's foster care system, and most of those are 12 years of age and older.

While many of these young people beat the odds, regional coordinator Therese Hache says half don't complete high school and are unemployed, while 60 per cent of females give birth and are self-supporting--all within two to four years of leaving foster care.

That's why the network has a panel presentation about adopting older children on Thursday, March 27th, at the Atlantic Host.

Hache says that for every child who is adopted, two other will age out of foster care without finding a permanent home.