I'm impressed by photographer M. Spencer Green's months-long commitment to Hazel's story. See the three-part slideshow at the link below in the comments.
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Hazel Evans, 20, smokes a cigarette near an open window as she spends time with her infant daughter, Autumn Evans, in Round Lake, Ill. Hazel, who at the time of Autumn's birth was 19, had no job or home of her own and was already struggling with 2-year-old twins, sought the help of Safe Families, a private Chicago-based social services program which finds volunteer foster families to care for needy parents' children for three to six months. Through the program, Autumn went to live with the Becker family just days after she was born.