Real Stories

You don’t have to be a hero to change a young person's life. Meet ordinary people who are making our state a better place for children.

Foster Care: Ann and Mario

The Perricones believe that everyone should give back to their community, and they give back by being foster parents. For the past 11 years, Ann and Mario have offered a safe, loving home for kids of all ages. Their focus is always on the child’s family — whether that means reuniting with a parent or meeting, and eventually living with, a pre-adoptive family. The Perricones currently do mutual care, which involves caring for a pregnant mom who is in foster care or a new mom in foster care and her baby. The Perricones remain close with the mom of an infant they have cared for, and together, they speak about their experiences with potential foster parents who are going through the certification process.

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