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Tina Mages, left, and Deb Ostlund, social workers with Kandiyohi County. LIVE IT! PHOTO
LIVE IT!: Kandiyohi County focused on providing permanent homes for foster kids
November 23, 2015 - 3:15pm
November 17, 2015
Dana and Krista Hedberg went to great measures to adopt. They eventually elected to open their home to foster children. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
LIVE IT!: After an extended period trying to adopt, rural Atwater couple seek another route
November 17, 2015 - 11:24am
November 9, 2015
Mike and Karen Hauser turned to adoption two decades ago when they learned they couldn't have children of their own. They raised two daughters as their own, while also developing a strong bond with the birth families of their two girls. DAN BURDETT | LIVE IT!
LIVE IT! For Raymond couple, parenthood once seemed a lost dream
November 9, 2015 - 12:56pm
November 3, 2015
Brenda Jergenson made the decision while in college to put her son up for decision. Years later, she would adopt children of her own from the same agency and reunite with her birth son. DAN BURDETT | LIVE IT MAGAZINE
LIVE IT!: Willmar woman knows both the loss and gain of adoption
November 3, 2015 - 3:51pm
December 28, 2014
New state policies encourage adoption
December 28, 2014 - 9:20pm
January 8, 2013
One of the cats available for adoption naps Tuesday at Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Report recommends new strategies to increase cat adoptions at Willmar, Minn., shelter
January 8, 2013 - 10:55pm
September 24, 2011
Fancy the horse, left, and George the horse along with a miniature horse, Romeo, are currently at an area foster home arranged by the  Humane Society of Kandiyohi County. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Humane Society takes in horses, needs adoptive homes, help with costs
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
March 1, 2011
Lac qui Parle Valley head coach Ryan Giles cheers on his girls basketball team during a West Central South Conference game against BOLD Feb. 3 in Olivia. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt
Family matters
March 1, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Slayton native Lynette Carlson hugs the son she gave up for adoption 29 years ago during a tearful reunion in August in Grand Rapids, Mich. Photo courtesy Fox 17/Grand Rapids, Mich.
Slayton native shares story of giving her only child up for adoption
December 24, 2010 - 9:07am
November 20, 2010
Tracy and Dave Dykshoorn
County finding kids permanent homes
November 20, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2010
Kandiyohi County kids need adoptive families
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
October 2, 2010
A small orange kitten surveys the world through the wire bars of its crate at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. A high kitten population has overflowed the shelter this fall. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
Animal shelter issues plea for help with high kitten census
October 2, 2010 - 12:00am
July 6, 2010
Valerie, a pit bull available for adoption from the Humane Society of Kandiyohi County's Hawk Creek Animal Shelter, is involved in a new training program the shelter hopes will increase the rate of long-term successful adoptions of pit bulls -- a category that includes Staffordshire and bull terriers. Of the 1,000 or so animals who come through the shelter's doors each year, dogs classified as pit bulls are among the harder ones to place. Valerie is also pictured at top and below left during a walk Frida...
Animal shelter tackles new initiative to improve successful pit bull adoption rate
July 6, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
Carol Nelson, left, of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi County, pats Allie the cat Friday as she is held by her new owner Belva Sorenson of Willmar. The cat was the 200th to be adopted through a Humane Society partnership with Black Dog Pets and store owner Steve Woehler. The joint effort with the Willmar pet store began in 2004 and the 100th adoption was marked in February of 2008. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
200 cats find new homes
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
February 24, 2010
In a photo provided by Sarah Thacker of Fergus Falls, she is seen Saturday with a 2-year-old Haitian boy named Reese in Port-au-Prince. Reese and Thacker were among four women and six children detained in Haiti as they were about to depart the country. Haiti's prime minister met with the U.S. ambassador on Tuesday to try to resolve the case of six orphans seized by Haitian police as they were about to board a plane for the United States. (AP Photo/Sarah Thacker)
Adoption cases reflect desperation
February 24, 2010 - 12:00am
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