Child's death inspires potential foster parents

- Less than a week after little Jordan Belliveau was found dead and his biological mother charged with his murder, the little boy who will never live to see his third birthday is, instead, forming a legacy.

An organization called "A Door Of Hope" hosted an event at a Pinellas County church Sunday for families interested in fostering.

“My hope overall is that families in this community that have heard about this tragedy in this area who just feel a passion and desire to help out in some way, I hope they come out just to hear information, to find out what's going on in foster care, what's going on right here in our backyard, that they probably never knew about," said Godly Daniel, the executive director of A Door of Hope.

Kelly Zarle, a foster parent who knows Jordan's foster parents, says there's this misconception with fostering that you have to be an extra special person to be a foster parent. Zarle says that's just not the case.

"Do not think that this is scary, do not think that this is something you can only do if you're a certain type of person," Zarle said. "It takes all of us acting as a village to be the safety net for these kids."

For Brittany and Mark Beaver, who have been considering adopting for years, Jordan's death was a wake-up call.

"I remember when the news article hit, of exactly what happened," said Brittany Beaver. "I remember holding my phone and crying out no, and just asking God, what do I do now, how do we move forward with this? How can this not happen again for another child? And we just knew, we couldn't wait anymore."

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