Meet a young Manitoba man who's just aged out of foster care. For Troy Bird, turning 18 wasn't nearly as happy an occasion as it is for most young adults. For him, it was terrifying. He was one of the estimated 11,000 children and youth in the care of the Manitoba child welfare system, close to 90 per cent of whom are Indigenous. At 18, the province's guardianship is terminated. Ready or not, young adults aging out of care are expected to start living on their own.