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Maria's choice

Almost 18 -- and feeling old

As her scattered family tugs at her, a teenager 'ages out' of foster care

By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / September 25, 2005

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First of two parts DEDHAM -- On a crisp summer morning, Maria Medina woke up after a sleepover at her best friend's house and lingered before gathering her toothbrush and nightgown. She was in no rush to leave. (Full article: 2956 words)

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