The age of children in foster care

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The age of children in foster care

There are a number of campaigns that are engaged in by the Counties who supervise these children who are in foster care. Many of the children who have been in foster care for years and years, and have not yet find forever homes; are still waiting. Those children tend to be over school age. They tend to be siblings, and they tend to be ethnic minorities. Many of the people who come forward to adopt from the foster care program, we are hoping, will first take a look at these children. There are children that do become available because their families are not able to have them returned to them, that are younger than school age.

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Jill Boyer, MSW

Adoption & Foster Care Expert

Jill W. Boyer, MSW was born in Detroit, Michigan. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Michigan State University in E. Lansing and a Master of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Ms. Boyer has dedicated her 25-year professional life primarily to supportive services for children and youth.

Prior to coming to Vista Del Mar Child And Family Services in 2005, Ms. Boyer has directed two post-adoption projects at The Institute for Black Parenting in Los Angeles, served as the Director of the Emergency Shelter Care Facility at Children’s Institute International in Torrance, was Acting Director of the Upward Bound Program at Harbor College, and provided and coordinated therapeutic services to families in the CALworks program.

She feels a special connection to adoption and foster care. She brings her experience to the Foster, Foster-Adopt, Domestic Adoption and Intercountry Adoption Programs at Vista, as the Community Services Program Director.

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