When foster children turn eighteen, they become adults in the eyes of the law. Youth support and foster allowance cease and all kinds of things have to be arranged. The eighteenth birthday is thereby a significant moment in the lives of these young people and a good time to take a look back on their lives so far.
18 x 18 presents eighteen foster children on the verge of adulthood. Boys and girls with different experiences and perceptions tell freely of their lives until now. About their early childhood, why they entered foster care, the positive things and the negative. In their private lives and in their contact with youth support. What is striking about these young people is their resilience and positive outlook on the future. Photographer Ton Hendriks captured images of them in their own surroundings.
18 x 18 provides a broad insight into the lives of foster children and is an interesting, unmissable source of information for other foster children, current and future foster parents and everyone who is professionally or voluntarily involved with foster families.