Foster mother Jessica-Anne Becker and her daughters Sarah-Anne, left, and Helene pack 6-month-old Autumn's belongings as they prepare to return her to her birth mother, Hazel Evans. The Beckers had taken care of Autumn since she was two days old.
Jessica-Anne Becker holds a blanket that she had finished making for Autumn the night before. She had thought she'd have more time, but the decision to send Autumn home had happened more quickly than anyone expected.
Sisters Emma, right, and Sarah-Anne, left, say goodbye to Autumn in the family van as friend Tori Chaffee looks on.
Foster father David Becker carries a car seat holding Autumn as he brings her home to her mother, Hazel Evans.
David Becker carries Autumn up the stairs to her mother's apartment.
Hazel Evans greets Autumn, who came home for good that day after staying with a volunteer foster family for more than six months. She knew her baby needed her, and she needed her baby.
Hazel Evans and her boyfriend, Ivan Flores Huerta, play with Autumn and Hazel's 3-year-old twin daughters, Sabrina, left, and Desire Myers.
Jessica-Anne Becker kisses and hugs 6-month-old Autumn, as her husband David Becker looks on. "It's my favorite age,'' she said.
Jessica-Anne Becker hugs Hazel Evans after dropping off Autumn as Evans' boyfriend, Ivan Flores Huerta, and caseworker Michelle Schaefer look on. "It's not goodbye,'' Evans said, as they hugged and cried in her crowded kitchen. "I'll just say, 'See you later.'''
Jessica-Anne Becker hands Autumn to Ivan Flores Huerta, the boyfriend of the baby's birth mother, Hazel Evans. "Take care of my girls,'' she told him.
Ivan Flores Huerta smiles as he holds Autumn.
Hazel Evans and her boyfriend, Ivan Flores Huerta, play with Autumn and Hazel's 3-year-old daughters, Sabrina Myers, left, and Desire Myers. Autumn was home at last.