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On Adopting At 73

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"I figure I can get through 10 years - until he's 18." Marilyn Berger, on adopting 8-year-old Danny, who suffered from spinal tuberculosis, from Ethiopia. [The New York Times


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Thank you for these sorts of stories. I'm raising three kids that are not my own but it's not any kind of formal legal arrangement. As a young woman doing this on my own, it's more comfort than you know to be reminded that I'm not alone.