Foster care could expand for some 18-year-olds

By Nick McWherter
LANSING- Michigan kids without parents could remain in foster care until they are 21 under a set of bills before the Legislature. Currently they have to leave when they turn 18. The Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Act would provide assistance to teens that arrive in the foster care system when they are between the ages of 16 and 18. They would continue to receive financial assistance for post-secondary education through the Department of Human Services. “It is an area that most people don’t think about,” said Sen. John Proos, R- St.