AWOL Or Absent Without Leave From Foster Care

Aging Out of Foster Care
3. Discharge From Foster Care


AWOL Or Absent Without Leave From Foster Care

If you leave your placement without receiving permission from the staff, you are considered to be "AWOL". If you stay away from your placement for more than 90 days, you may be discharged from foster care and you may lose certain entitlements. If you wish to return to foster care after 90 days have passed, you may have to ask your attorney to help you return to your old placement or to get a new placement. If you are experiencing problems in your placement, call your lawyer! Your lawyer should be able to help you change your placement or improve your living situation.