Thank you to Jason Pavone of the Mahoning County Foster Parent Association for his touching presentation on the foster care system. The association, which meets monthly as a way for foster parents to meet and socialize, provides support for those who have chosen to foster children. Jason, a foster parent himself, has adopted two of the children he and his wife have fostered. 
For more information on the foster parent association, or information on how to become a foster parent, please visit You can also reach Jason by calling 330-518-1953.