FAMILY—Galina Carson, 18, isffanked by her adoptive parents Daniel and Tammy Carson.
Born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, Galina Carson faced many adversities during the first 10 years of her life.
Her father died when she was 3, and the Russian girl was left alone with a mother who was unable to care for her. When Galina was 7, she was found by the Russian police wandering alone in a Karaganda marketplace, suffering from abuse and neglect. She was taken to a shelter and placed in an orphanage.