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Those special parents turned out to be Bernie and Diane Lierow. "We went to an event put on by the Heart Gallery, where they had probably over a hundred children available for adoption there that we got to meet," Diane says.

Photographs of children who could not attend were hanging on a board at the event. "I just kept being drawn back to one photo, even though there were all these children running around having a great time that I could meet in person," Diane says.

When Bernie saw the photo of Danielle, he says he knew she was his daughter. "I knew it right from the beginning," he says.
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