Brandi Burnau

“The Undeserving Poor,” by Kristina Cooke, David Rohde, and Ryan McNeill. The Atlantic. Dec. 20, 2012. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters.

indiana-Brandi-Burnau-620w.jpgBrandi said she has been struggling on her own since she aged to of the foster-care system four years ago. Single and unemployed, she recently had a baby daughter Ava. Eight months ago she made a hard decision: she gave Ava up for adoption. At the time she was working in a warehouse outside Indianapolis stocking shelves, and she burst into tears every time she saw baby books. Read more…

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