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Maya Campbell has lived in Hastings for seven weeks now. For more than 13 months, Josh and Jodi Campbell endured all kinds of red tape to adopt her from Guatemala.

Family endures long fight to adopt daughter

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Sometime during the year 2002, Josh and Jodi Campbell decided they were ready for kids. They wanted two. Preferably, a boy and a girl. Their home out on 80th Street in south Washington County would be perfect for a nice little family of four.


Six tragedy-filled years later, and tens of thousands of dollars later, they finally have that foursome.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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