Beverlin: 30 Days of Hope

Finding a family is something the 10-year-old wishes for

There are more than 750 children who are ready for adoption in Virginia. They are ready to find a permanent and loving forever family. 10 News is sharing the stories of one child who needs a home every day in November in 30 Days of Hope. The children are of all ages and races and were put into foster care due to no fault of their own. 2023 marks the seventh year 10 News is doing this series.


Beverlin is an athletic 10-year-old who loves to be outside.

“My friends might say that I’m nice and kind. I stand up for them when somebody bullies them,” she said.

Beverlin has a lot of favorite activities, including playing soccer, riding horses, playing outside, making bracelets and doing artwork.

“My favorite thing to eat is Chick-fil-A and tacos,” she said.

She enjoys riding roller coasters at Kings Dominion and would want to do that for her birthday. She would like to have a pet someday.

Finding a family is something she wishes for.

“I feel loved when people give me hugs,” she said. “Family means that they’re going to be nice to me, care about me.”

She’s interested in a single-parent household led by a mom, but is open to a two-parent home that is supportive — a caring family that she can form a deep connection with. Could you be that family for Beverlin?


There are about 5,000 children in Virginia’s foster care program and more than 750 of those children can be adopted. If you have questions about foster care/adoption, contact the VDSS Division of Family Services Adoption Recruitment Coordinator, at adoptioninquiries@dss.virginia.gov.

You can see more about Beverlin here. I Belong Project™ videos are a project of Virginia’s Kids Belong in cooperation with America’s Kids Belong.

To see other 30 Days of Hope stories visit us here.

We also have a list of frequently asked questions about foster care and adoption including the qualifications, cost, and training required in this link.


About the Author:

You can see Jenna weekday mornings at the anchor desk on WSLS 10 Today from 5-7 a.m. She also leads our monthly Solutionaries Series, where we highlight the creative thinkers and doers working to make the world a better place.