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Yvonne Abraham

A new life

Four kids. A foster mother. And a future together after an unspeakable tragedy

Maria Dickerson and her foster children - Nathan, Skyla, Danny, and Kiara - at their Springfield home. “These kids must be kept together,’’ she said. “Give them to me.’’ Maria Dickerson and her foster children - Nathan, Skyla, Danny, and Kiara - at their Springfield home. “These kids must be kept together,’’ she said. “Give them to me.’’ (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)
By Yvonne Abraham
Globe Columnist / October 11, 2009

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SPRINGFIELD - This story starts near the end, because the beginning is too awful. It’s 4 on a Thursday afternoon, and the kids who call Maria Dickerson mommy are arriving home. Nathan, 8, and Danny, 6, bound through the door in their crisp school khakis and navy cardigans, delighted to be back. Next comes Skyla, 5, with hugs for everyone. ... (Full article: 1378 words)

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