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Joni Stephenson poses for a picture with her daughter, Maria. Stephen fostered Maria for two years until she was finally able to adopt her in November.

Building the bond

January 12, 2016

A child’s first words are usually the same: ‘mama’ or ‘dada’ coaxed out by enthusiastic parents who want the best for their baby. But sometimes, ‘mama’ is someone new. Sometimes, paperwork and adoption certificates replace blood, and ‘mama’ becomes someone who looks completely different,...

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