Adoption: Part of the Solution for Youth Homelessness?
Almost 60% of homeless youth have reported having experience with the child welfare system. When a young person is apprehended from their caregivers by a Children’s Aid Society, they are promised a better place. Yet outcomes for these young people are not good, often including; unfinished schooling, unemployment, homelessness, incarceration, exacerbated mental health. A lot of experiences contribute to this. Many youth have experienced abuse and/or neglect in their developmental years, causing trauma that impacts brain development. After coming [...]