Parents and foster parents worry about the future. They wonder if their child will be able to take care of themself and live independently when they turn 18. Parents and friends of foster youth, can be influential in helping the foster youth navigate aging out of care. Parents of children with developmental disabilities have a lot of questions about how their child's disability will impact this transition. When a child turns 18 society expects them to act like an adult and make important life decisions for themself. Many 18-year-olds, whether or not they have developmental disabilities are not ready to be fully independent and will need support from people they trust. When an adult with developmental disabilities is unable to make certain decisions, it is important that someone is able to legally help them. It's at this point that parents and guardians often realize that schools, doctor's offices, and other places will no longer allow them to make decisions for their adult child. However, there are still many ways that they can stay involved.