Only four were placed in a foster
home where they could continue in their original school.
Alumni of Care Together Improving Outcomes Now (ACTION) Ohio and Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio Youth Advisory Board: Research demonstrates that youth emancipating from the foster
care system face challenges in securing steady employment and earning a living wage.
There are few restrictions to becoming a foster
carer, although carers must be dedicated to a child within their care and undergo a thorough assessment.
The sessions will raise awareness about fostering so more children who are waiting to be fostered
can potentially find a safe and loving home before the year is out.
Siobhan, who was placed with Calon Cymru foster
carers Len and Irene, said: "I was placed with my sister Clare, and that was very important for us.
A number of roadshows are being held in Swansea as part of Foster
Care Fortnight, which runs until May 27.
Curry said her foster
sisters, especially the ones who had their children taken away, struggled with the complexities of becoming parents, being in foster
care and carrying the weight of sexual and abusive trauma - all before reaching adulthood.
These informal events provide those interested in fostering with a relaxed atmosphere to find out more from experienced staff and foster
"But there are 20 more children who still need foster
parents, families and or homes," she said.
Lin was cited by Huang as saying that since leaving the foster
family, she has grown up almost by herself, and every time she encountered hardship and adversity, she would remember the dialogue her foster
parents had with her on how to deal with setbacks.
"A child goes into care every 20 minutes and we really need more people to step up and think about foster
care doesn't just transform the lives of the young people who are fostered
, it also has the power to positively change the lives of foster
carers, their families and wider support network who are involved in fostering.