Tom "Taylor" Pyles is a child abuse survivor and the founder The Blue Ribbon Project. He has been a police officer with Annapolis Police Department for over a decade and is assigned as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Section. When not working, you'll find him spending time with his family and out enjoying the countryside on two wheels.
Boys 2-3 Years of Age
Girl Toddler (18-24 Months of Age)
Boy Toddler (18-24 Months of Age)
Girl Infants (12-18 Months of Age)
Boy Infants (12-18 Months of Age)
Boy Infants (6-12 Months of Age)
Girl Infants (6-12 Months of Age)
Girl Infants (0-6 Months of Age)
Boy Infants (0-6 Months of Age)
The term 'aging out' is used to refer to children within the state foster care system who are still in the system upon reaching the age of eighteen, twenty-one or have graduated from high school. These children have not found permanency with an adoptive family or reunification with their birth family before aging out. The age varies from state to state. Some states have extended services beyond the age of eighteen due to so many children not being ready to be out on their own at such a young age. How do you prepare these children for life...?