Our History at Forever Changed starts with Founder, Heather Radu leaving home at the age of 18 to begin studying abroad in Europe. During a side trip to Romania, she made her first visit to an orphanage. Seeing the suffering children of that war-torn country changed her. Rows of cribs held infants who cried incessantly for someone to hold them. The smell of the overcrowded, unsanitary government orphanages overwhelmed her. She watched the beleaguered staff as they struggled to care for the children. The direction of her life became clear. “I am here to help. If I can make a difference, why wouldn’t I?” After this trip, Heather’s family would take their first step toward orphan care, making the life-changing decision to adopt Heather’s younger sister Hannah from Romania.
The ripple effect was just beginning. As she returned home with Hannah, Heather was interviewed by a reporter: “Would you help other people do this?” Her calling was clear, and Heather dedicated her life to serving orphans. Together with her parents, Ron and Jan Beazely, Heather co-founded All God’s Children International, an adoption and orphan care ministry that has successfully united more than 3,000 children with their forever families. Throughout the 1990’s she traveled throughout Romania and Bulgaria developing orphan care programs and facilitating adoptions.