There has been just as dramatic of an increase of youth aging out of foster care as there has been a decrease of youth in care. Since 1999 youth aging out has increased by almost 12,000 (in 99 there were roughly 17,000 & 2009 there were over 29,000).
Over a quarter of a million youth have aged out of foster care over the past 10 years (over 228,000).
Below is a link to an interesting article on this subject including data from each of the states.
My question is what is happening to these youth today?