PA laws to help older foster children

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About a third of Pennsylvania’s foster care system is made up of older children about to age out of the program.

The challenges those young adults face was the topic of a hearing by the “House Children and Youth Committee” Tuesday. 

They say those adults leave the system and aren’t supported by a family. 

Some lawmakers are now urging others to pass bills they say would help.

Bills discussed at the hearing would create programs to help those foster children get a driver’s license and access to higher education.

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