Midday presents an American RadioWorks documentary titled “Wanted: Parents,” which focuses on two teens looking for adoption before they age out of foster care at 18.
Advocates for kids are trying to persuade more families to adopt teenagers. If teenagers in foster care don't find permanent families, they face a grim future. They "age out" of foster care, usually when they turn 18 years old, and many wind up on the streets. Every year, more than 24,000 American young people age out of foster care.
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2008 Casey Medal, first place in Documentary category