Transition (aging out)

What's My Role

This is your life. As you approach adulthood, you will have more and more control over decisions that affect you. Your participation in the planning process is the best way to guarantee that your voice is heard and that the plan reflects what you want for your life. If, it any time, you feel that you are not being provided with a voice or the support you need to create and carry out your transition plan, make sure you let someone know. Don’t miss any opportunities to speak in court or with a judge before you transition out of foster care, as the judge holds the real power to get you the resources and services you need. Your transition plan will most likely be reviewed by the court — so make sure you are there to answer any questions the judge might have and to speak up for what’s important to you.