Alejandra tells her foster care story, starting in a small town in Colombia where she faces neglect while her mother and father struggle with addiction. She and her brother end up in a foster home, but the neglect and abuse get worse, leading to her brother’s death. When the neighbors notice the physical abuse, they call the police, and she is removed from the home. She moves a few more times before a family from the United States shows interest in adopting her.
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