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Magnolia Earl becomes Gerber’s first adopted baby

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As we all know, times are changing. In 2019, Kairi Yang, became the first Gerber baby of Hmong (East and Southeast Asia) descent. Now, Gerber gets its first adopted baby named Magnolia Earl. Selected out of 300,000 plus entries, her bright smile and “sunny personality” won the judges over. Earl celebrated her first birthday this past Saturday.

Bill Partyka, the President and CEO at Gerber said, At a time when we are yearning for connection and unity, Magnolia and her family remind us of the many things that bring us together: our desire to love and be loved, our need to find belonging, and our recognition that family goes way beyond biology.

The Earl family are still in touch with their daughter’s biological parents. To read more about Magnolia Earl’s story and to know how her parents feel about the accomplishment, here’s the source article.


Written by Richardine Bartee

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