Nearly 8-percent of children in Kentucky’s foster care system are about to turn 18-years-old. That transition period can be one of the biggest challenges in child welfare. In this week’s Wednesday’s Child piece, 17-year-old Nick shows us it’s never too late to find a forever family.
When you meet Nick, he’s not someone you’ll soon forget.
“I think I’m a creative genius,” he said with a smirk. “If you’re sad, I can make anybody upset smile,” he added. Nick has a unique look, and his personality is no different. He likes to write, and rap. He says both help him navigate life’s twists and turns.
“So if I feel like I need to write, I can let my emotions spill out, I do write a lot,” Nick said. Right now Nick is one of 738 17-year-olds who are about to age out of Kentucky’s foster care system.
But for Nick, it’s not ….