Is Help On The Way For Kids "Aging Out" Of Foster Care?

Feb 15, 2013

Teenage boy
What support systems do foster kids have as adults?
Credit Flickr photo/James Evans

Turning 18 marks a form of adulthood at least, bringing new independence and legal rights. For a foster child in Washington state, turning 18 can also mean the end of a stable home life. InvestigateWest reporter Claudia Rowe joins us with the story of one young woman’s experience “aging out” of foster care, and what state government might do to help.

Also this hour: ​Spring training starts today. What does 2013 hold for the M's? We get a preview from Mariners blogger Jeff Sullivan. Dave Beck previews an upcoming performance of music by the man they called “The Sorcerer,” Brazilian bandleader, musician and composer Hermeto Pascoal. Could noisy classrooms help hearing-impaired children learn? We hear about a new UW study that suggests so. Plus, a weekend weather forecast from state climatologist Nick Bond.