Sarah Redmon spent about 7 years in the Foster Care System, but never found her forever home, but she's hoping House Bill 27, will change that for future children in the Foster Care System.
"They'll be able to find that permanent connection they need, that they can rely on, someone they can call at 3 AM if they have a flat tire," Sarah Redmon who is a Former Foster Child said.
HB 27, mandates the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services continue to search for a suitable adoptive or permanent legal guardian, for a child in custody who is under 21 years old.
"This Bill ensures that from the very beginning, we're making sure that we're looking at every possible relative placement that we could find for somebody, and that we really commit to helping children stay in one home for as long as possible," Democratic Alaska House Representative Ivy Spohnholz said.
As a stable home and family, is what the 2,000 kids in Alaska's Foster Care System dream about.
"Personally, I don't feel like I have that permanent connection to somebody, so I"m still looking for that connection, I mean I've been out of the Foster Care System since my 21st birthday, that was almost a year and a half ago, and I didn't find a permanent connection leaving the system, I think every youth leaving the Foster Care System should have a permanent connection, and they should be there for life, they should always be there, I feel like that they need that connection," Redmon said.
House Bill 27 also allows for Foster Care children to be placed in dormitories, so they can attend college.