Mar 06, 2024 12:15 PM
Mariana Litkovich
All Our Kids, Inc.

Marianna Litovich is a parent, community psychologist, and civic-minded organizer. She is often scheming about ways to bring people together, build bridges, and strengthen her community. After a decade as a clinician in the public mental health sector and as a university professor, she now consults with community agencies and state departments to improve their programming in order to better support families with young children in Massachusetts. She is passionate about foster care and adoption, and grew up knowing she wanted to adopt children through the foster care system. In addition to steering All Our Kids through its inception and recent growth, she is also a Family Resource Liaison for the Department of Children and Families and is on the board of the Massachusetts Alliance for Families, a statewide advocacy organization for foster parents. In 2016, Marianna and her family were named Massachusetts Foster Parents of the Year. Marianna was the 2018 recipient of the Champions for Children award from the Child Advocacy Center of Hampshire County, and an honoree as part of Business West's 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

Having now adopted three times and fostered numerous other children, she founded All Our Kids, Inc. in response to the reactions people around her were having: foster and adoptive families felt isolated, the public had a limited understanding of the foster care system, and everyone wanted to do something to make a difference. Marianna lives with her spouse, Kelley, and four children in South Hadley, and she will never say no to an invitation for coffee.