This L.A. mom has taken in over 1,000 foster kids. Now she leads HBO’s ‘Foster’ documentary
By: Christina Schoellkopf
Every two weeks, at about 2 or 3 a.m., newborns were dropped off at Earcylene Beavers’ Los Angeles home. Some didn’t have bottles. Most didn’t have clothes, just swaddled in light blankets.
For 13 years, Beavers cared for babies in 15-day intervals, after emergency social workers separated them at birth from their parents, often due to drug exposure. Maintaining two cribs in her bedroom, she sometimes cared for two at a time, all while working full time.
“When I would go to church, people would say, ‘Let me see your baby today. Let me see which baby you got,’ ” she told The Times.
Beavers’ story is one of five from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services featured in the HBO documentary “Foster,” premiering Tuesday during National Foster Care Month.