Annette is the youngest of 6 children born to drug addicted parents. Her siblings are all much older and unfortunately have followed in their parent's footsteps, but not Annette. Early on she took on the parental role and often times tried to help her parents overcome their addictions. She cooked and cleaned for them while attending school and working hard. Finally, at the age of 15 she was removed from that environment and placed with a wonderful foster family who allowed and encouraged her to just be a teenager. Annette has a huge heart for others and immediately began a donation drive to collect school supplies so that she could give them to other foster teens. She said she knew what it was like to not have what you needed and she wanted to help others. Annette is quiet and reserved, but has learned to socialize and interact with her peers. She is funny, happy and always has a smile on her face. She had never been exposed to sports, but decided that she wanted to play on the volleyball team, so she worked hard, practiced daily, and did it! Annette is now graduating and moving out on her own to attend college and she is determined to continue to work hard and make herself the best she can be. She is excited about having her own place and looks forward to it being a calm and tranquil home.