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Kathryn Worthen with her five children, (clockwise from left) Colin, Christian — with family dog, Gabbie — Caitlin, Molly, and Madeleine. The Worthens are hoping DSS will revise its ‘‘Rule of Six’’ so they can adopt two siblings.
Kathryn Worthen with her five children, (clockwise from left) Colin, Christian — with family dog, Gabbie — Caitlin, Molly, and Madeleine. The Worthens are hoping DSS will revise its ‘‘Rule of Six’’ so they can adopt two siblings. (Globe Staff Photo / Justine Hunt) Globe Staff Photo / Justine Hunt

'Rule of six' law blocks family's adoption dream

By Joanna Weiss
Globe Staff / May 17, 2005

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William and Kathryn Worthen of Abington always wanted a big family. They have five children of their own, ages 3 to 10, and had been searching the country for more to adopt when they discovered a pair close to home. (Full article: 816 words)

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