Couple able to adopt quickly in wake of ruinous earthquake

Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Two-year-old Jamesley Louis flashes a rare smile on a night when he’s tired and insisting on being held by his adoptive mom, Jessica Stephens. Jamesley survived the earthquake but was suffering from dehydration and conjunctivitis in both eyes when the Stephens picked him up in Florida.



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Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Two-year-old Jamesley Louis flashes a rare smile on a night when he’s tired and insisting on being held by his adoptive mom, Jessica Stephens. Jamesley survived the earthquake but was suffering from dehydration and conjunctivitis in both eyes when the Stephens picked him up in Florida.

At the outset of 2010, Greg and Jessica Stephens thought the Haitian orphan they were adopting wouldn’t call Grand Junction home for at least another year. Then came Jan. 12 and the…




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