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June 23, 2018
Bonnie Spies, sits June 8, 2018, with her younger children Tristan, from left, 6, Veronica, 5, and Adrian, 7, in Lindenwood Park, Fargo.
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Family adopts sons they once dreamed of on a date
June 23, 2018 - 9:18am
March 18, 2018
Kent Dudley performs on stage with his wife Shantel, center, and Abby Coutlee at Hope Fest in Detroit Lakes in 2017. Submitted photo
A place to call home: Central Minn. parents open their arms to children with special needs
March 18, 2018 - 8:18am
November 5, 2017
Anna Fletcher, 15, makes a goofy face at her parents, Kari and Mike Fletcher, during a vist to the World's Largest Candy Store in Jordan, Minn., on Nov. 1, 2017. S. M. Chavey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Despite high number of Minnesota adoptions, many still in foster care
November 5, 2017 - 8:30am
July 20, 2017
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Video of foster children surprised with adoption news at Disney goes viral
July 20, 2017 - 8:56am
May 2, 2017
Celebrating daughter Jenna's graduation from College of St. Mary's in Omaha, Neb. along with daughter Siri (left).
After 35 years, Minn. native continues his search for mom and dad
May 2, 2017 - 4:51pm
February 7, 2017
Pop star Madonna sits with her adopted Malawian child Mercy James during a bricklaying ceremony April 6, 2010, at the site of her Raising Malawi Girls Academy, near the capital Lilongwe, Malawi. Mike Hutchings / Reuters
Madonna granted permission to adopt twins from Malawi
February 7, 2017 - 9:43am
The Odden siblings, including Kathy Odden, from left, Judy Kriese, Rick Odden and Melissa Swenson, back right, were united for the first time with their long lost sister, Gretchen Lewis, front right, who was given up for adoption as a baby. The other four Odden siblings had never known.

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Madison siblings meet sister they never knew existed
December 7, 2016 - 6:34am
November 23, 2015
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