Photo courtesy of Julie EarlJulie Earl holds her adopted son, Nathan, for the first time, shortly after his birth. His biological mother was a homeless woman. ■ By Julie Earl / Contributed There are so many rumors and speculations about the homeless, and it breaks my heart to hear all the negatives without knowing their story and/or having solid facts. Prior to August 2015 I had seen the homeless, helped a few in colder weather by providing sleeping bags and food, but I never judged any of them. Instead, I wondered how they might have gotten to where they were and how they could get back on their feet. I never

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