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Rich-Joseph Facun
The Arizona Daily Star / The Gallup Independent

"A Family Affair: When Two Weeks Turns Into five Years"  

 

 

Five years ago Hazel Begay, the children’s mother, asked Halbert Brown if he could watch them for two weeks, “two weeks never came,” says Halbert. “I think they should all be raised together,” says Halbert while sitting among his adopted family, “I didn’t ask for the kids, I hate to say this, but their mother just sort of abandoned them, so I had to care for them, what else was I suppose to do?
 
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