Marja-Riitta Linna learned how to be a parent by providing a home for foster children. Marja-Riitta Linna, 43, from Laukaa, became a mother with one phone call. "The social worker said that they had a girl for us. 'Blonde hair and big eyes', that's how she described her," Linna explains. And that is the girl Linna and her husband Joel met in a children's home nine years ago. Soile, who was two years old, and her new parents were given some time to get to know each other before she came home with them. "That's when we started to grow into parents."
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Being a mother to other mothers' children
The new foster daughter turned the couple's life upside down. She brought with her not only great happiness but also difficult moments. The little girl, who had gone through some stressful experiences, sometimes channelled her emotions into anger.