Families http://nhpr.org en Are Foster Kids Better Off Without Families? http://nhpr.org/post/are-foster-kids-better-without-families <p>Statistically speaking, American foster children face a steep uphill battle. A 2010 study showed nearly 25 percent of foster care children end up homeless at some point after exiting the system, and teen girls in foster care were more likely to become pregnant than to get adopted. One fledgling foster care experiment has done away with the foster family system in favor of a mutually supportive group-home. The <a href="http://www.sanpasqualacademy.org/">San Pasqual Academy </a>is a $14 million dollar nonprofit based in San Diego that houses 180 foster kids. <strong>Natasha Vargas-Cooper </strong>is a freelance journalist who<a href="http://www.psmag.com/pacific-standard-septemberoctober-2013/"> wrote about</a> San Pasqual for <em><a href="http://www.psmag.com/">Pacific Standard.</a></em></p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:28:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34403 at http://nhpr.org Are Foster Kids Better Off Without Families?