Marine gets adopted in Christmas Eve ceremony

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Lance Cpl. Christopher Mohedano-Hernandez, center, is hugged by family members after participating in an adoption ceremony in Mineola, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. The U.S. Marine home on leave has been formally adopted by his stepfather in a Christmas Eve adoption ceremony held in a suburban New York courtroom. Mohedano-Hernandez is the latest in what experts call a growing trend of adult adoptions. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)