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Families are the worst, and the best, in Foster

“I like a challenge,” says Beavers, with foster daughter Sydney

EARCYLENE BEAVERS ALWAYS WANTED A LOT OF children, and she got her wish—just not the way she expected. Beavers, who’s in her 60s, gave birth to a daughter, but has mothered more children than she can count through the foster system. She currently has four at home, including one of the three she adopted, Jake, who has cerebral palsy.

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