Photos of the Year: 2016 Winners: POY: Runner Up: 2017_poy_12_02_43

POY: Runner UpMadeline Gray, North State Journal Katie Coleman, right, shows her adopted daughters Safi, 6, left, and Sifa, 5, center, how to eat honeysuckle on the girls' first day full day in the United States. The Colemans waited over three years for their adopted daughters to be allowed to leave the Democratic Republic of the Congo and join them and their four biological children in North Carolina.

POY: Runner Up

Madeline Gray, North State Journal

Katie Coleman, right, shows her adopted daughters Safi, 6, left, and Sifa, 5, center, how to eat honeysuckle on the girls' first day full day in the United States. The Colemans waited over three years for their adopted daughters to be allowed to leave the Democratic Republic of the Congo and join them and their four biological children in North Carolina.