Derly Beacom learned early on to be self-sufficient. “Growing up in an orphanage in Colombia, I knew I had to take care of myself. In the orphanage, we had a very strict schedule, we had 15 girls staying in the same room, we had to wake up, do chores, attend school, and go to sleep at very specific times.”
When Andrea first joined our Kidsave community, she wanted to make a difference by volunteering and providing care for LGBTQ+ kids growing up in foster care without a loving family. "I needed to give the support I wish I'd had growing up." Little did she know that this first step would set her on a path of changing lives, including her own.
There are so many fears and rumors out there about adoption in general, and this is especially true when it comes to adopting an older child or teen. We’re here to dispel some of the more common myths and give you the facts about adoption.