Mary Perdue Holds "Our Children Summit"

Georgia's first lady Mary Perdue hosted her second annual Summit on Our Children in eight cities today. Speaking to audiences by teleconference, she addressed the importance of foster care and getting the community involved.

Sixteen thousand children are currently in foster care in Georgia. Perdue hopes that more businesses and faith-based organizations will take an active role in helping to bring that number down.

"It's all about compassion, and getting involved," she said. "Making sure that they have the same life you would want for your children."

Since last year's summit, dozens of new organizations have become involved with the first lady's Our Children campaign.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro,