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Dracut resident Tina Mirabello, 50, and her partner were in the midst of becoming legal guardians to two foster children,, ages 7 and 12, when she thought they had lost an important source of support.
She learned that Casey Family Services in Lowell, the foster-care agency that had been assisting her through the complicated guardianship process, was discontinuing its services. She grew worried that something would go wrong and the two boys would not get the permanent home they needed.
Then Mirabello was introduced to the Plummer Home for Boys in Salem, an organization that shared the same goal of permanent care for children as Casey Family Services.