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It used to be that when a foster youth turned 18, their dependency case closed. However, studies have shown that youth who continue to get support from the foster care system past 18 years old do better in life – they earn more, have fewer pregnancies, are more able to live on their own, and are more likely to graduate from college. That is why a new law, AB12, was passed in 2010. Now youth can choose to remain in foster care and continue to receive supportive services up to age 21!