ORLANDO Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill extending the age that dependents can stay in foster care. The age, formerly 18, is now 21.


ORLANDO Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill extending the age that dependents can stay in foster care. The age, formerly 18, is now 21.



The law requires a transition plan be made for those leaving foster care. In addition, it requires the Department of Children and Families to provide 17-year-old foster youth with the necessary information, records and documentation for self-sufficient independent living.