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    Our grand daughter was adopted from an orphanage at the age of five and has become a wonderful part of our family. My daughter already had a birth child and was physically able to have more children, but had a burden for the many children placed in orphanages, so she chose to adopt. Our grand daughter spoke no English when she arrived, but within a few short months was very fluent. She also adjusted well to the cultural changes in her life. Her favorite thing about America is chocolate. :)
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 14
    Lighting 11
    Creativity 19
    Story 19

    I appreciate this photograph on many levels. It is a wonderful interpretation of the assignment and a beautiful portrait. I love how you used your granddaughter to be the trunk of your family tree. I feel like you brought me into your family version of a Frida Kahlo-esque painting.

    Erika Larsen
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Apr 13, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2015
    Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
    Focal Length: 5.849 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © Sue Adey
    Categories: Culture, People, Portraits
    Assignments: Finding Family, Follow Me, Hair , Tree of Life