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Governor makes changes to Foster Care statutes
FLORIDA -- Changes to Florida's foster care statutes will give young adults in the system more options.
Governor Rick Scott signed the "Independent Living Act" today.
It allows young people to remain in foster care until they turn 21.
If they choose to leave at age 18 the new rules require caregivers to help develop a "Transition Plan" for moving out on their own.
The changes take effect on January 1st.