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Foster care benefits should be extended


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2013

~~<p>Noy Worachit is 20 years old and thankful to her foster parents for continuing to allow her and her 2-year-old daughter to stay in their home even though their state support ran out when she turned 18.</p>
<p>Tiffany Tuilata, now 24, was not so fortunate and found herself homeless when she aged out; she was homeless with two children a year ago. Such distressful circumstances for foster children reaching age 18 should be mitigated under a bill advanc- ing in the state Legislature.</p>
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Noy Worachit is 20 years old and thankful to her foster parents for continuing to allow her and her 2-year-old daughter to stay in their home even though their state support ran out when she turned 18.

Tiffany Tuilata, now 24, was not so fortunate and found herself homeless when she aged out; she was homeless with two children a year ago. Such distressful circumstances for foster children reaching age 18 should be mitigated under a bill advanc- ing in the state Legislature. Login for more...



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